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What we know about Uber’s taxi deal in Japan

by LLB Reporter
6th Sep 18 8:36 am

Uber has reportedly struck a deal with Japan’s Fuji Taxi Group whereby it will allow users to book cabs through its app in Nagoya, Japan’s third-most populous city.

The Fuji Taxi Group has been operating for more than 60 years in the Nagoya area.

“Once people see certain companies come on the platform and see us get jurisdictions, excitement builds, people want to join that and word gets out,” Brooks Entwistle, head of Uber in Asia, said in an interview ahead of the announcement, adding: “That’s what we’re trying to get with momentum around that.’’

The ride-hailing giant had announced a similar taxi-hailing app last year as a pilot project in Awaji, an island with a population of around 150,000 located near Osaka.

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