Does Airbnb Have a Future in Japan?

Airbnb’s move to enter the Japanese market was a bold one. While the country might be one the world’s most advanced cities with its incredible infrastructure and latest technology, it is also one of the most paradoxical. With everything that makes this country attractive for companies like Airbnb, there exists a stubborn bureaucratic mindset that has been doing all that it can to resist the urge to open up and internationalize. Couple that with a risk-averse culture, Airbnb’s movement to bring communities of strangers together under one roof has been slow to pick up in Japan. Although it continues to face obstacles, Airbnb sees a bright future for itself in

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