HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


"Minpaku" Lodging Properties Drop in Number for 1st Time

"Minpaku" Lodging Properties Drop in Number for 1st Time

   Tokyo, May 20 (Jiji Press)--The number of "minpaku" private lodging properties in Japan posted the first decline on a monthly basis after continued rises since the 2018 enforcement of the new minpaku law, a survey by the Japan Tourism Agency showed Wednesday.
   The number of minpaku properties stood at 21,176 as of May 11, down from 21,385 as of April 10, the survey showed.
   The drop reflected a plunge in the number of foreign visitors to Japan amid the spread of the new coronavirus.
   Minpaku operators lend the whole or part of their housing units to users for a fee. The new law, enforced in June 2018, made such services legal if operators make a report to local governments.
   Thanks to an increase in the number of foreign visitors, the number of minpaku properties had risen, but travel restrictions and voluntary business suspensions amid the coronavirus pandemic have hit the minpaku business.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Hong Kong Parliament Criminalizes Insulting China's National Anthem
ECONOMY
Tokyo Forex (5 P.M.): U.S. Dollar=109.06-08 Yen; Euro=1.1200-1202 Dollars
SPORTS
Simplification Measures for 2021 Tokyo Games Under Consideration
OTHER
Tokyo Coronavirus Count Up 28 Thurs., Marking Double-Digit Rise for 4th Day

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos