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How to Invest in Japanese Real Estate: From Traditional to AirBnB-Style Vacation Rentals

The latest installment in our series of seminars for foreign residents of Japan who are interested in getting started in real estate investment, from traditional to AirBnb-style vacation rentals. Doors open at 10:45AM. The seminar will be held from 11AM to Noon.

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How to Invest in High-Yield AirBnB-Style Properties in Japan

A brand new series of seminars on how to invest in high-yield Airbnb-style properties. Doors open at 6:45PM. The seminar will be held from 7PM to 8PM.

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How to Invest in High-Yield AirBnB-Style Properties in Japan

A brand new series of seminars on how to invest in high-yield AirBnB-style properties. Doors open at 2:45PM. The seminar will be held from 3PM to 4PM.

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How to Invest in High-Yield AirBnB-Style Properties in Japan

A brand news series of seminars on how to invest in high-yield Airbnb-style properties. Doors open at 6:45PM. The seminar will be held from 7PM to 8PM.

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How is AirBnB Doing in Japan One Year After Licensing Starts? Steady Progress But Some Problems Remain

It has been a year since operators began applying to do business under the new Minpaku law. Although notifications under the law got off to a slow start, the number of new businesses applying to become a registered minpaku has... More

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What are the most popular Airbnb-Style private home rental destinations in Japan?

The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) recently released the first set of stats on private home rental accommodations, known as minapku (民泊), since their nationwide legalization on June 15th, providing a first look at the most popular destinations, which nationalities are most represented... More

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Real Estate Japan to Form Business Alliance with Airbnb Japan Inc.

Real Estate Japan Inc. For Immediate Release August 16, 2018   Real Estate Japan Inc. to Form Business Alliance with Airbnb Japan Inc. to Make it Easier for Property Owners to Enter Home Sharing Market   Property owners will be... More

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Why the Japanese Government Was Right to Regulate AirBnB in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop Recently some commentators have been taking the Japanese authorities to task for how they dealt with implementation of the June 15th Minpaku law. They say poor planning and heavy-handed regulation led to thousands of foreigners losing their... More

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Airbnb-Style Rentals Will Be Legal in Japan as of June 15th: Here’s what you need to know

Airbnb-style accommodations in Japan, known as minpaku (民泊) will be officially sanctioned on a national level as of June 15th, 2018. Here are the main things you should know as a potential Airbnb-style minpaku host or guest. Will I be able to... More

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Airbnb in Japan: Local Governments Slap Strict Restrictions on Rentals

By Jeff Wynkoop In June 2018, the new national law authorizing Airbnb-style letting of private rooms in homes (the so-called Minpaku Law) will come into force. Currently there are two options for running a minpaku legally: (1) a minpaku can... More

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Japan Legalizes Airbnb Rentals: Diet Passes Law

On June 9th, the Japanese Diet formally approved the new law authorizing the leasing out of private residences for short-term accommodations, also known as Airbnb-style rentals or minpaku rentals. Under the new law, homeowners wishing to lease out a room... More

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Airbnb-Style Rentals in Japan: Majority of Properties in Legal Grey Zone

By Jeff Wynkoop The Japanese government has been unable to verify the legality of 53% of the 15,000 properties it surveyed and 30% of properties were found to be unlicensed. This is according to a recent government survey meant to ascertain... More

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AirbnB in Japan Close to Full Legalization: Details of Draft Law

By Jeff Wynkoop The Japanese cabinet has just cleared the way for full legalization of Airbnb-style (minpaku, 民泊) private-stay accomodations in Japan. Implementation in 2018 On March 10th, the Japanese Cabinet agreed to the contents of the draft law to... More

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Operating an AirbnB-Style Vacation Rental in Japan

By Erik Oskamp It is now possible through Airbnb and other websites to rent out properties on a short-term basis, mostly to tourists. In the last two years, thousands of people in Tokyo and other major cities have listed their... More

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Japanese Govt to Go Easy on Airbnb Restrictions: Hotels Lose

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (the “MLIT”) and the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (the “MHLW”) recently decided one of the most important details regarding the new minpaku (民泊 ) law they plan to submit to the... More

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New Rules Coming for AirBnB in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop The Japanese government recently indicated an important change is coming to the legal framework for Airbnb-style rentals or “Minpaku” (民泊). Speaking on September 9th at the Advisory Committee Meeting on National Strategic Zones (kokkasenryaku tokubetsukuiki jimonkaigi), Prime... More

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Govt to Lower Restrictions on AirBnB-Style Rentals in Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop In recognition of the growing influx of foreign tourists coming to Japan, the government has decided to do more to promote tourists using AirBnB-style short-term rentals in regular residences located in designated national strategic districts (国家戦略特区). Beginning... More

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Govt to Submit Law Allowing AirBnB-Style Rentals Nationwide

By Jeff Wynkoop The government has prepared a draft of a new law covering AirBnB-style (in Japanese, “Minpaku”) rentals to be submitted to the Diet in 2017. The purpose of the law is to legalize and facilitate the letting out... More

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Japan Releases Details of New Law on AirBnB-Style Rentals

By Jeff Wynkoop The Japanese government has finally released details of the new Minpaku (民泊) Law it plans to submit to the regular session of the Diet sometime in 2017. The main purpose of the law is to provide a legal... More

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National Framework For Airbnb-Style Rentals Coming to Japan

By Jeff Wynkoop As we recently reported, the Osaka Metropolitan Government and Ota Ward in Tokyo just approved new ordinances to regulate the letting of rooms in private houses. Please see Osaka Enacts Ordinance to Open Up Airbnb-Style Rentals for that post.... More