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Japan's private lodgings grow 8-fold in 1 year; half run by businesses

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Japan inc protecting Japan inc. Air B'n'B should stand by it's original purpose of facilitating the peer to peer economy, not the greedy status.

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... quo

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if run by businesses, how can they be 'private'?

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Chinese businesses are buying up old houses in Kyoto, NHK reported.

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There is a very easy way around the 180 day per year limit imposed on B&B operators. It is surprisingly simple.

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Japan inc protecting Japan inc. Air B'n'B should stand by it's original purpose of facilitating the peer to peer economy, not the greedy status.

AirBnb is a travel agent offering a business to customer service, not "peer to peer". If you are running short stay accommodation, you are a business. If you don't want to be a business, let people stay for free. If you charge money, it's a business. If you feed people for money, you are a restaurant business. If you drive people somewhere for money, you are a taxi business. It's not hard to understand.

AirBnb's "original purpose" was to make someone from Silicon Valley and their venture capital investors lots of money. Just look at the commissions. It is laughable to think it is some Robin Hood come to help the needy.

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Supply and demand. damn near anything japanese is popular now, even really crappy things. they use it in their favor. is it in the best interest of the higher overall good, I don't think so. bit if foreigners keep pouring in throwing their money, I guess they will take it.

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if run by businesses, how can they be 'private'?

House owners provide places for stay and companies operate the business using them.

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Wow! I'm surprised I got 5 downvotes and nobody asked about how to get around the 180 day per year limit!

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I’ll bite. What’s the super easy work around for the 180 day restriction?

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@Ramzel - register two listings with the same room. Each listing can host up to 180 nights a year. 360 nights a year should be enough for anybody.

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@Ramzel - register two listings with the same room. Each listing can host up to 180 nights a year. 360 nights a year should be enough for anybody.

You don't think the government cross-references the address?

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DBA as A then DBA as B?

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You don't think the government cross-references the address?

You don’t think I’ve already done it and so I know why I’m talking about?

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*what

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