Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

Business Nov 30, 2019

Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

Interest in wooden housing among Japanese has hit the lowest level since 1989, apparently reflecting high maintenance costs and vulnerability to fires, a Cabinet Office survey has shown. The share of respondents preferring to build or buy wooden homes stood at 73.6 percent, dipping below ...

Airbnb listings in Japan rebound after regulatory freeze

Business Jun 6, 2019

Airbnb listings in Japan rebound after regulatory freeze

Airbnb Inc. says it's back in business in Japan, a year after stricter short-term lodging regulations forced it to freeze a major portion of its listings in the country. There are 50,000 listings available in the country, with another 23,000 rooms in hotels and traditional ...