|Above, a taxi cab in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
In an effort to spur taxi usage in Tokyo, the base fare for Tokyo taxis has been lowered.
Jiji Press reported:
Tokyo, Jan. 30 (Jiji Press)--The starting fare for taxis mainly in densely populated areas of Tokyo was cut to 410 yen on Monday from 730 yen as the industry aims to spur demand for short-distance rides in response to the falling number of taxi users.
The new fare system is for taxis in service in Tokyo's 23 wards, and Musashino and Mitaka, also in the Japanese capital.
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