DiDi Mobility Japan, a joint venture between Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Corp., announced the official launch of its taxi-hailing service in Tokyo and Kyoto. This marks DiDi Japan's expansion into the three core cities in Japan following its launch in Osaka in September 2018.
DiDi Japan partners with leading taxi companies to improve taxi utilization and provide more flexible travel options. The company’s digital platform is designed to be used by taxi operators to improve dispatching efficiency and expand user base. Since DiDi Japan’s launch in Osaka six months ago, the company says the number of DiDi’s taxi operators tripled in the platform, and the business has achieved 60% monthly growth.