Uber taps Awaji Island for first taxi-hailing service in Japan

Business May 22, 2018

Uber taps Awaji Island for first taxi-hailing service in Japan

Uber Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it will start its first taxi-hailing service in Japan this summer on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, targeting foreign tourists and residents in a step toward a full-fledged entry into the country's huge taxi market. In collaboration with the Hyogo ...

Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

National Apr 8, 2018

Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

A ceremony was held Sunday to celebrate Tuesday's 30th anniversary of the Seto-Ohashi Bridges, a series of bridges connecting Kagawa and Okayama prefectures across the Seto Inland Sea. The Seto-Ohashi Bridges form one of the bridge routes linking the main islands of Honshu and Shikoku. One ...

National Jun 1, 2017

Graffiti vandals deface 11 shrines in Awaji

Eleven shrines in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture, were hit by graffiti vandals from Tuesday to Wednesday and police suspect the same party was behind each case. The Awaji Police Department said the graffiti were first discovered at Izanagi Jingu Shrine on Tuesday afternoon. The daily Asahi ...