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Grab launches cab-hailing tie-up in Japan

Southeast Asian unicorn makes app available for overseas travelers

Ride-hailers such as Grab are partnering with Taxi operators in Japan to tap the growing international tourism market in the country.

TOKYO -- Grab, developer of the Singaporean "super app" of the same name, will team up with a taxi operator in Japan, letting users of its app hail taxis at popular tourist sites, starting Monday.

Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest startup by valuation, will work with JapanTaxi, which has a fleet of 70,000 cars. JapanTaxi is affiliated with Nihon Kotsu, one of Japan's top cab operators and among the first players in Japan's ride-hailing market.

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