Here is this month’s Home Truths column in the Japan Times. It’s about guarantors, one of the many irritating requirements of renting property in Japan. For related posts from this blog, go here, here, here, here, here, and here.
According to a front page story in today’s Asahi Shimbun, a group of 15 nationwide “yachin hosho kaisha” (rental guarantee companies) have gotten together and at the end of the month will start compiling a blacklist of rent scofflaws. (more…)