• Kyodo


To address what the government sees as excessive competition in the industry, the Diet enacted a law Wednesday to force taxi operators to reduce their fleets in certain markets and end discount fares.

New entries into the market and fleet expansions by existing operators will be banned. The government will be empowered to issue recommendations or orders to carriers that do not comply.

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