February 23, 2016
The number of Airbnb guests in the country surged 500% last year. That jump coincided with a record number of foreign visitors to Japan — nearly 20 million — which boosted demand for accommodations in a nation where hotel rooms are often in short supply. The Silicon Valley startup’s explosive growth isn’t popular with everyone in Japan, though. Some communities — like Tokyo’s upscale Brillia Mare Ariake complex — are banning vacation rentals altogether….
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/23/news/companies/airbnb-japan-challenges/