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Didi Chuxing moves into Kyoto and Tokyo

SoftBank-backed taxi-hailing service to compete with rivals in tourist hot spots

Didi is backed by SoftBank Group, which is also the biggest shareholder in U.S. ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies. (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

TOKYO -- Didi Chuxing on Wednesday said it launched taxi-hailing service in Kyoto and Tokyo, expanding its presence in Japan's most popular tourist destinations.

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