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Japanese towns adopt own rules to curb home-sharing

Residents wary of trouble as practice quickly spreads

Japan's home-rental market is projected to reach 200 billion yen ($1.76 billion) in 2020.

TOKYO -- With Japan set to legalize Airbnb-style home rentals nationwide next June, towns in Tokyo, Kyoto and elsewhere are readying their own regulations to assure residents worried about the business model quickly taking root in the country.

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