Base fare for Tokyo taxis lowered to ¥410

Jan 30, 2017

Base fare for Tokyo taxis lowered to ¥410

Hoping to drum up more business, including from overseas visitors and the elderly, base taxi fares were lowered Monday to ¥410 from ¥730 in central Tokyo and two suburban cities. The new base fare is for the first 1.052 km, while the one it ...

Nov 22, 2016

Keidanren urges government to boost number of foreign workers

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, is calling on the government to take measures to allow more foreign nationals to work in Japan in fields involving research and development as well as to ease labor shortages. In its policy proposal made Monday, the nation’s ...

Japan eyes lifting ban on private cars serving as taxis

/ Oct 20, 2015

Japan eyes lifting ban on private cars serving as taxis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed a government panel on Tuesday to discuss ways to deregulate ride-sharing services, which are currently designated unlicensed taxis and are therefore illegal. In a meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones, Abe said he wants to permit ...