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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Taxi Hailing Apps In Japan and South Korea

Above, a Nihon Kotsu taxi in Roppongi, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

In this day and age, it seems that there's an app for just about everything. Now there's apps for hailing taxis in Japan.

According to Nikkei Asian Review:
TOKYO -- Nihon Kotsu, a leading taxi operator in Japan, and South Korean information technology company Kakao will make their ride-hailing apps compatible with each other by the end of the year, a partnership that will benefit foreign tourists in each country. 
South Korean visitors to Japan will be able to use Kakao's KakaoTaxi app to get cabs registered with Nihon Kotsu's ride-hailing app. The pickup point, destination and other data for these travelers will be relayed from one app to the other. The data will flow in reverse when Japanese visitors to South Korea use Nihon Kotsu's app.

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