Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

Business Jun 11, 2019

Japan plans to cut mobile phone contract penalties to ¥1,000

The government plans to impose new regulations on mobile phone operators to cut cancellation penalties by about 90 percent to ¥1,000 ($9) or less to make it easier for users to switch mobile carriers and spur competition, officials said Tuesday. The move is expected to ...

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 ...