|Above, a Nihon Kotsu taxi in Roppongi. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Last month, I blogged that Tokyo's transport ministry was going to test lower taxi fares of ¥460 starting in July for two months.
Tokyo taxi company Nihon Kotsu Co. is doing one better.
According to an article in News On Japan:
Tokyo-based major taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Co. applied to the transport ministry on Tuesday to revise its minimum taxi fare to 410 yen for about one kilometer from 730 yen for 2 kilometers, hoping to attract demand for close-distance travel.
The move comes as the Japanese taxi industry is concerned that the planned consumption tax hike from 8 pct to 10 pct in April 2017 could accelerate a fall in taxi use.To read more, go here.