Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business trends Taxi app battle intensifies despite Japan's ban on ride sharing NTT Docomo follows SoftBank-Didi with $20m investment in JapanTaxi Japan has proved a tough market for ride-hailing apps like Uber as taxi companies dominate.
WATARU SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer July 30, 2018 20:29 JST | Japan
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.
Entering the taxi operator market is virtually impossible, but this has not stopped major technology companies from investing to secure a footprint in a highly regulated industry.
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