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Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

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By Yuri Kageyama

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Good, it's not Nissan.

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smart move by Uber, lets see the taxi industry try and stop them entering the Japanese market now with Toyota & Softbank backing them. come to think of it they wont even need human drivers in another 5~10 yrs

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And Softbank's board seats are no where to be found. Trump will be all over the foreign investment and stop it all.

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I like to use Grab when in the Philippines. You know exactly what you are paying for unlike the white & yellow metered cabs where they ask you to pay double the ride and expect a tip as well.

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YET no Uber vehicles here yet... Except for Uber eats.. Because of our taxi unions blocking Uber from opening up here..

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I wonder if grab will buy Uber Japan like they did in Asia?

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A good picture of future. A future dominated by Japanese companies and money.

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Wow! With this kind of power, all the "redundant" workers who were tossed a bone with subsistence-level wage jobs made available through taxi deregulation, will once again have to tighten their belts.

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Lyft is better than Uber.

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wtfjapan wrote Today 04:51 pm JST

smart move by Uber, lets see the taxi industry try and stop them entering the Japanese market now with Toyota & Softbank backing them. come to think of it they wont even need human drivers in another 5~10 yrs

Did you know there are some taxi companies, with specialised drivers, designed to people with disabilities, wheelchair users or elderly who need some kind of assistance to board a car? So, nope, not until they design fully automated cars that can also do that...

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These new technologies will hopefully spread in Japan a bit more and give access to Japanese younger businesspeople to make some money instead of being carted around by clueless taxi drivers/pensioners.

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So, nope, not until they design fully automated cars that can also do that...

vast majority of the taxi industry is normal everyday users, yes there will be demands in other areas but the Japan taxi industry is about ready for a real big shakeup and its about time, I highly doubt they have the political clout to stop Toyota and Softbank

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Wonderful. Now I can get my Uber Eats deliveries faster!

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