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Japan: Airbnb probe ends

 |  October 10, 2018
According to a report from Reuters Japan’s antitrust watchdog will end its inspection of the Japanese operations of Airbnb as the US home-sharing platform provider has taken appropriate measures to eliminate suspicion.
Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) opened the probe because Airbnb had forced certain clients not to list properties on a rival website, a move that would undermine competition, said Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, a senior investigator.

JFTC, which made the first on-site inspection of Airbnb last October, would end the inspection because Airbnb had told their clients that the contract that kept them from listing on a rival website was no longer effective, reported Reuters.

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