There are a small number of experimental homeshare programmes in Japan, mainly in Tokyo and Kyoto.
There are considerable barriers to homesharing in Japan – cultural and practical. People expect families to look after older relatives; there is no tradition of having non-family guests to stay in the home; and Japanese homes tend to be small anyway.
Despite these barriers, interest in homesharing has been growing as a solution to lack of affordable student accommodation and the social isolation of some older people.
To date homeshare programmes have been set up by not-for-profit agencies with some support from local government.
Read a presentation given at the Melbourne Congress by Kubota Hiroyuki and Sonohara Kazuyo from Heart-Waming-House Japan 2015.
Kyoto Solidaire was set up in 2017 – http://www.solidaire.kyoto/
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