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The Tokyo taxi driver: Suit and tie — white gloves optional

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By STEPHEN WADE

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And still, the drivers often asks the passengers how to get to the destination, although they have GPS devices.

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It seems to me at least a clumsy system whereby riders are paying a premium for their driver to wear gloves....makes no sense to me.

Uber is cheaper...not a lot .. but cheaper. That is what peeps want.

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Personally, I'm a big fan of Japanese taxis and after nearly 3 decades of using them, have perhaps only one or two bad experiences.

I have often enjoyed chatting with my driver about all manner of things and have found them to be almost unfailingly courteous. I've rarely come across one who spoke good English and never one who speaks it fluently and the thought of a taxi driver having an MBA is incredible.

The automatic doors, smart dress and white gloves are not necessary parts of the Japanese taxi experience but they do perhaps enhance it.

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