Osaka taking applications for parties seeking to offer ‘minpaku’ services in city

OSAKA – The Osaka Municipal Government will begin accepting applications from minpaku private inn service operators Monday, in a bid to help ease the accomodation shortage in the city caused by the increase in foreign tourists. The services to let ... ( read original story ...)

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