According to the "Bloomberg" quoted informed sources said, is in talks with Japan to travel by taxi service company Daiichi Koutsu, hope to be able to provide taxi service for visitors to Japan Chinese tourists through the cooperation between the two sides.
According to the person familiar with the matter, the service is expected to be launched next spring, allowing Chinese tourists to directly use Daiichi Koutsu taxi in japan. Because the two companies have the investment behind the Japanese Softbank Corp, so hope to cooperate with Tokyo, Osaka, Kyushu, Hokkaido and Okinawa to provide taxi service for Chinese tourists.
If the cooperation between the two sides is reached, then the drop will be further expanded in the global taxi application market. It is reported that this service will also be open to all Japanese users, and pave the way for a wider range of services in the future. In addition, the move could further damage Uber's business in japan. Uber started its debut in Japan in 2013, but has not made much progress at present.
According to the statistics of the National Tourism Administration of Japan, a total of 6 million 400 thousand Chinese tourists traveled to Japan last year, which has doubled by six times in the past five years. As of 2017, 5 million 600 thousand Chinese tourists had come to Japan in September.
According to the person familiar with the matter, the service provided by Daiichi Koutsu will comply with the existing taxi management regulations in Japan and prohibit the use of unlicensed taxis. Daiichi Koutsu operates 6000 taxis across Japan, including 500 vehicles in Tokyo, and most of them can be covered by this cooperation.
Didi said in an email that he will seek broader opportunities for cooperation in Japan, but there is no specific timetable, but also declined to comment on whether to cooperate with Daiichi Koutsu company.