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Airbnb Inc. is seeking to increase its number of short-stay listings in Japan, its fastest-growing market.

The number of guests for its home rental service has surged 529 percent this year from a year ago, while listings are up 373 percent to 21,000. That has created a shortage of supply, Yasuyuki Tanabe, the country manager of Airbnb Japan, said in an interview. On top of regulatory issues Airbnb faces in the country, having enough supply is also a challenge, he said.

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