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Japan's 'taxi prince' fights to keep Uber at bay

Business / Corporate Nov 15, 2017

Japan's 'taxi prince' fights to keep Uber at bay

It's impossible for Ichiro Kawanabe to order up an Uber in Japan. The ride-hailing company has banned him from having an account. That's not a problem, though, because he rarely has trouble getting around; Kawanabe runs Nihon Kotsu Co., Tokyo's biggest taxi company. Visitors to the ...