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Airbnb Rentals Planned by Japan Real Estate Firm on Tourist Boom

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  • Star Mica wants to rent out some of its 2,500 apartments
  • Visitors to Japan jumped 46% to record 20 million last year

Star Mica Co., a Tokyo-listed real-estate company founded by an ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker, plans to double returns from apartments using Airbnb to house tourists from abroad.

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