Japan: Tokyo condos shutting doors on home-sharing lodging businesses

With more foreign travelers keen on renting Japanese private homes amid an inbound tourist boom, residents in high-rise condominiums are doing the opposite of what one might expect: forbidding home-sharing services due to concerns about security and living conditions around their properties.  Daisuke Shimada, 54, leads a tenants’ association group that campaigns against residents or owners of condos using their homes as “minpaku,” or paid-for accommodation. He has been president of the building’s home owners association for eight years. Its members, all of whom are condo owners, have given home-sharing services the thumbs down.     Read the article………………

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