Rishitha Jaladi(Intern Journalist): Eager to build a customer base, Uber has extended its services to Tokyo in Japan. On this account, The Uber technologies launched a smartphone application in partnership with three other taxi firms in Tokyo on Friday. This app was already introduced, in the small cities, and connects app users to taxis run by Hinomaru Limousine, Tokyo MK Corp, and Ecosystem in the Japanese capital.
Uber isn’t allowed to run its ride-sharing fleet in Japan as it does in the United States Since local regulations ban unprofessional drivers from ferrying paying customers. To expand its business globally, Uber has recently focussed in expanding its Uber Eats food delivery service. This has become quite popular and doing exceptionally well during the COVID pandemic. Didi Mobility has also started a service in Japan to connect customers with taxis.