Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Business / Corporate Feb 5, 2020

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Major taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Co. and information technology firm DeNA Co. will integrate their taxi-hailing app businesses April 1. With their integrated services, over 100,000 taxis will be available for hailing, the companies said Tuesday. The integration is intended to increase cost competitiveness, improve customer ...

Toyota makes new $394 million bet on flying taxis

Business Jan 16, 2020

Toyota makes new $394 million bet on flying taxis

Toyota Motor Co. is investing $394 million (¥43.3 billion) in Joby Aviation, one of a handful of companies working toward the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota is the lead investor in Joby's ...

Business Dec 5, 2019

Uber CEO wants to partner with more Japanese taxi firms

Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc., expressed interest on Wednesday in expanding partnerships with Japanese taxi companies. Uber's ride-hailing service is available in many countries, but unlicensed taxi services are banned in Japan. Khosrowshahi said at an event held in New ...

Getting around Japan: All about taxis

Travel Sep 20, 2019

Getting around Japan: All about taxis

by Carissa Shale

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. Public transport is also usually the most cost-effective transportation method, ...

DiDi Mobility Japan starts taxi-hailing service in Aichi

Business / Corporate Aug 1, 2019

DiDi Mobility Japan starts taxi-hailing service in Aichi

DiDi Mobility Japan Corp. began offering its taxi-hailing service, used via smartphones, in Aichi Prefecture on Wednesday. Aichi is the ninth area in Japan where the service, offered by the Tokyo-based joint venture between SoftBank Corp. and Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing, is available. The ...