With eight million homes vacant and on the rise in Japan, real estate agencies say they offer short-term attractive alternative accommodation to pricey hotels. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan's short-term home rental market shows promise

Growing tourism industry, cheaper yen and plenty of vacant homes boost sentiment but the sector faces strict regulatory controls

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With eight million homes vacant and on the rise in Japan, real estate agencies say they offer short-term attractive alternative accommodation to pricey hotels. Photo: Bloomberg
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