Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Sharing Economy Japan's home-sharing landscape takes shape with new law Clarified rules bring in new entrants while others seek more profitable options Corporate operators have prepared to enter the home-sharing market as the rules governing the industry gain clarity.
Nikkei staff writers June 16, 2018 06:37 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japan's long-anticipated home-sharing act went into effect on Friday, creating new business opportunities and headaches for operators.
In addition to a 180-day annual cap for renting out rooms, the new law requires hosts to confirm the identity of their guests and maintain a guest registry.
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