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Japan’s home-sharing law gives HomeAway opening in Airbnb fight

27 Jun

The change will help HomeAway play to its strengths in the battle against Airbnb Inc., according to Natsuko Kimura, country manager for Expedia Inc.’s home-rental subsidiary. The bill enacted earlier this month lets people in Japan rent out property without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles. The law limits total stays to 180 nights […]

Japan’s home-sharing law gives HomeAway opening in Airbnb fight

27 Jun

The change will help HomeAway play to its strengths in the battle against Airbnb Inc., according to Natsuko Kimura, country manager for Expedia Inc.’s home-rental subsidiary. The bill enacted earlier this month lets people in Japan rent out property without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles. The law limits total stays to 180 nights […]

Japan’s home-sharing law gives HomeAway opening in Airbnb fight

27 Jun

The change will help HomeAway play to its strengths in the battle against Airbnb Inc., according to Natsuko Kimura, country manager for Expedia Inc.’s home-rental subsidiary. The bill enacted earlier this month lets people in Japan rent out property without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles. The law limits total stays to 180 nights […]

North Korea is now able to hit Japan with nuclear missile, says Japanese newspaper

27 Jun

The secretive state caused alarm in May when it test-fired a projectile in the direction of Japan. The intermediate-range missile flew for 30 minutes before crashing into the Sea of Japan, the stretch of water that separates the countries. A source familiar with Japan’s national security situation told Japanese national The Nikkei that analysis of […]

Hokkaido cops: Boy gashed chest before leaping from building in apparent suicide

27 Jun

At just before 9:00 a.m., the body of a boy, believed to be a high school student, was found by a passerby of the building collapsed near an emergency staircase. Police arriving arriving at the scene confirmed him dead. The boy’s chest had a shallow wound and one of his legs had a bone fracture, […]

Youngest pro shogi player Fujii sets record streak at 29 wins

27 Jun

Fujii, the 14-year-old shogi sensation holding the rank of fourth dan, rewrote a record winning streak for the first time in 30 years by defeating fourth-dan Yasuhiro Masuda, 19, the only other teenage pro player, in the first round of the Ryuo tournament. The match started at a Shogi center in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward at […]

Nankai Trough quake watch system to remain imperfect till FY 2019

27 Jun

At present, the Japan Meteorological Agency monitors submarine quakes and ensuing tsunami with a system covering the trough’s portion stretching from Shizuoka to Mie Prefectures, both in central Japan, while the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience operates an observation network for a part off Mie to Kochi Prefecture in the west. […]

Alleged ‘black widow’ Kakehi pleads not guilty as murder trial kicks off in Kyoto

26 Jun

“I entirely entrust the matter to my lawyers,” Chisako Kakehi told the court. The defense team denied the charges of murder and attempted murder-robbery involving four elderly men and said the plaintiff has dementia and cannot defend herself. Prosecutors aim to use circumstantial evidence to prove Kahehi’s guilt amid a dearth of physical evidence, and […]

Alleged ‘black widow’ Kakehi pleads not guilty as murder trial kicks off in Kyoto

26 Jun

“I entirely entrust the matter to my lawyers,” Chisako Kakehi told the court. The defense team denied the charges of murder and attempted murder-robbery involving four elderly men and said the plaintiff has dementia and cannot defend herself. Prosecutors aim to use circumstantial evidence to prove Kahehi’s guilt amid a dearth of physical evidence, and […]

Alleged ‘black widow’ Kakehi pleads not guilty as murder trial kicks off in Kyoto

26 Jun

“I entirely entrust the matter to my lawyers,” Chisako Kakehi told the court. The defense team denied the charges of murder and attempted murder-robbery involving four elderly men and said the plaintiff has dementia and cannot defend herself. Prosecutors aim to use circumstantial evidence to prove Kahehi’s guilt amid a dearth of physical evidence, and […]