Japan's first unlicensed tuk-tuk taxi case referred to prosecutors

National Jan 13, 2021

Japan's first unlicensed tuk-tuk taxi case referred to prosecutors

A man and his company were referred to prosecutors Wednesday for allegedly operating an unlicensed taxi service in Yokohama using a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw, or tuk-tuk, marking the first illegal taxi case in Japan involving such a vehicle, local police said. The 49-year-old president of ...

Japan approves law to promote large bus and taxi terminals

Business May 20, 2020

Japan approves law to promote large bus and taxi terminals

The Diet enacted on Wednesday a bill to promote construction of large-scale bus and taxi terminals directly connected to train stations. The bill to revise the Road Traffic Law got through the Upper House by a majority vote with support mainly from the ruling coalition ...

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 ...