Tag - taxi



Japan Times
Apr 7, 2022
‘Odd Taxi: In the Woods’: Tokyo joyride runs out of steam
Baku Kinoshitau2019s theatrical version of an anime series about animal urbanites is leaner than the original but loses much of its charm.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2021
Flying taxis are an extremely expensive ride
Despite their cost, air taxis could soon become reality thanks to advances in batteries, software and lightweight materials.
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2019
Flying taxis in Singapore to test cleaner, quieter sky ride
A British company says it's building the world's first "vertiport" for electric aircraft in Singapore, an early step towards a global network for flying taxis.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 20, 2019
Getting around Japan: All about taxis
Japan is renowned for having one of the most efficient public transport networks in the world. Punctuality and regular services, particularly within the rail network, make it easy to get around even Japan’s biggest cities.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2019
Costly cabs: Japanese taxis have second-highest fares worldwide, research finds
Well-dressed and sporting jackets and white gloves, Japanese taxi drivers chauffeur locals and tourists to their destinations in comfortable, air-conditioned cars with doors that open automatically.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 29, 2019
Toyota considers investment in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi
Toyota Motor Corp. is considering investing up to ¥60 billion ($550 million) in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology Co. in an effort to expand its business in China, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2019
Toyota's committee-designed Japan Taxi becomes pricey symbol of Olympic budget-busting
Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 11, 2018
Leading taxi-hailing app providers in Japan and South Korea to collaborate
Leading taxi-hailing app providers in Japan and South Korea will collaborate in offering an integrated service to cater to the needs of the growing number of visitors to both countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 10, 2018
Chinese taxi-hailing Didi app to debut in Osaka, possibly in September
A taxi-hailing service using a smartphone application developed by Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co. will be launched in Osaka Prefecture, possibly this month.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 6, 2018
Uber joins hands with Fuji Taxi, sealing first Japan deal under new, pro-regulator approach
The deal lets customers hail cabs using the ride-sharing firmu2019s app in Nagoya, the nationu2019s third-most populous city, strengthening its position in one of the worldu2019s largest taxi markets.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2018
Autonomous taxi trials carrying passengers begin in Tokyo
A venture firm and a major taxi company began the tryout Monday with an eye on launching the full service around 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and the Paralympics.
Jul 22, 2018
Gunmen shoot 11 taxi drivers dead in South Africa ambush
Gunmen shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2018
SoftBank to test Japan ride-hailing service with China's DiDi Chuxing in autumn
The Chinese firmu2019s app will be usable in Japan, allowing tourists to pay using Alipay or WeChat Pay; Visitors from China dominated Japanu2019s tourism ranks last year, the firms said.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2018
ZMP, Hinomaru Kotsu to test driverless taxis on Tokyo roads in August with eye to 2020 launch
Driverless taxis carrying real passengers will start nearly two weeks of testing on public roads in the capital next month with an eye to starting service in 2020, a tech firm and a major cab company said.
Japan Times
May 31, 2018
Sony plans to launch 'Everybody's Taxi' dispatch service within fiscal year
Sony Corp. is moving forward with plans to introduce a taxi-hailing service in Japan, unveiling a joint venture with cab companies called "Everybody's Taxi."
Japan Times
May 23, 2018
Taxi! Tokyo prepares for Olympic tourism boom with accessible cabs and international drivers
Tokyo's taxi industry is undergoing some radical changes as Japan, already dealing with unprecedented levels of tourism, gears up to host two major sporting events in the next 26 months.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2018
Government looks to relax requirements for bus and taxi licenses amid labor crunch
A National Police Agency panel began talks Wednesday to ease eligibility requirements for those looking to take tests for bus and taxi licenses, in response to chronic labor shortages due to Japan's graying workforce.
Apr 19, 2018
DeNA and Kanagawa taxi group launch improved ride-hailing app to counter industry labor shortage
DeNA Co. and the Kanagawa Taxi Association jointly launched a ride-hailing app Thursday to efficiently match customers with taxies through an improved platform and an artificial-intelligence-based system amid a serious labor shortage.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2018
Sony to form alliance with cab companies as Uber steps up Japan presence
Sony Corp. is jumping into the ride-hailing fray.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 18, 2018
Secretary for METI chief Seko held in alleged assault on taxi driver
A secretary for trade minister Hiroshige Seko has been arrested for allegedly beating a taxi driver, police said Sunday.


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