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Nearly 80 Percent of Japan's Airbnbs Were Just Removed www.cntraveler.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months ago

And then there were 13,800. That's how many Airbnbs are left operating in all of Japan, after the home-sharing site removed at least 62,000 homes, apartments, and rooms this weekend from its inventory, reports Japan's Nikkei newspaper. The move is in response to the country's new home share–or minpaku—law that comes into effect June 15, requiring Airbnbs be registered with the government and limited to a certain number of rented days. It's the first of what could be many international culls, as Parisian courts prepare to rule on the legality of more than 40,000 listings later this month.