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Uber focuses on filling Japan's ride-hailing void

CEO ready to work 'in harmony' with cab companies and regulators

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo on Feb. 20. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Uber Technologies is discussing partnerships with taxi operators in Japan, seeking to crack one of the few Asian markets where ride-hailing has gained little traction. 

"Discussions are rich and taxi companies are open to and want to be a part of the Uber ecosystem," CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo, saying the talks are "just beginning."

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