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This month, the Japan Tourism Agency, which is part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, released statistics about foreign tourists. Some of the statistics may be very surprising to readers. First of all, tourism is booming in Japan, with tourists in 2019 spending 6.5% more money here than in 2018. In fact, they spent more money than in any other year in Japanese history; 2019 was the 7th consecutive year in which...

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The Japan Tourism Agency announced the “Status of Execution of the Housing Accommodation Business Law” on October 10. The law pertains to bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), such as Airbnb. The number of reported residential accommodation businesses was 20,911, which was approximately 9.5 times higher than the 2,210 reported as of June 15, 2018. In addition, the number of businesses abolished was 1,805, and the number of reported houses as of the 10th was 19,106. Based...