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Taxi app battle intensifies despite Japan's ban on ride sharing

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Japan has proved a tough market for ride-hailing apps like Uber as taxi companies dominate.

TOKYO -- Competition surrounding taxi apps in Japan is intensifying, despite the country being one of the world's only developed markets where ride sharing remains illegal.

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