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SoftBank aims to steer Japan's taxis into age of Uber

Backing entry of China's Didi, tech titan pushes for evolution from within industry

China's monolithic ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing will partner with a Japanese taxi company for on-demand cab services in Tokyo.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- SoftBank Group, backing Chinese ride-hailing monolith Didi Chuxing's entry into Japan, aims to press the country forward on such services as Japanese get more chances to taste the modern convenience of on-demand rides.

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