• Kyodo


A guarantor service launched by a credit guarantee firm based in Fukuoka is proving popular with foreigners and elderly people, who often encounter difficulty in renting housing.

S.H.I. Co. began the service in May, and as of Nov. 21, roughly 300 foreigners and about 420 others age 60 or over have signed up for it.

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