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Taxi Alliance Stops Uber from Disrupting Tokyo’s Ride-hailing Industry

Taxi unions Alliance Stops Uber from Disrupting Tokyo's Ride-hailing Industry

Uber’s  blitzkrieg (translated from German as the “lightning war”) strategy to disrupt and conquer the ride-hailing industry in cities, continues to face strong opposition and resistance from taxi unions and regulators. In 2015, taxi unions in Tokyo joined forces to bring the ride-hailing giant to its knees – Their victory sets the stage for taxi unions around the world to resist the Uber’s

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Laptop-sized 4-wheeler They Call “WALKCAR”

TOKYO, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — COCOA MOTORS, Inc. (R) announced on October 13 that WALKCAR (R), the world’s smallest car, will be available for pre-order at Cocoa Motors Online Store (http://www.cocoamotors.com) from Friday, October 21, at 13:00 local time in Japan. WALKCAR is a 13-inch laptop-sized car that weighs only 2.8 kg, built with a carbon body. It reaches a top speed of 16km/h. One

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Courier Bicycles to Deliver Food in Tokyo

TOKYO—Uber Technologies Inc. plans to launch its food-delivery business in Japan on Thursday, preparing for a gradual rollout across a country where its main ride-hailing business is barred. Uber is introducing the service, dubbed UberEats, in Tokyo, a city where good restaurants are plentiful but their food isn’t always available for delivery. Tokyo is the 34th city UberEats has entered.

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Toyota Partners Japan Taxi Group on Self-Driving Technology Experiments

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will collaborate with Japan’s taxi association, weeks after the group excoriated the automaker’s alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. The Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations and Toyota will establish a task force that regularly meets on items including experimentation with automated driving technology, the carmaker said in a statement Friday. Toyota has a next-generation taxi model

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Lexus’ Intersect Flagship Store Doesn’t Sell Cars

Lexus’ new design language—a car showroom without any cars in it. This concept store was first opened in Tokyo’s  Aoyama district a couple of years ago. The Intersect by Lexus store is described as the brand’s flagship store that doesn’t actually sell any cars. It’s neither a dealership nor a retail space, but rather simply a multifunctional social space where

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