According to The Asahi Shimbun, with moves afoot in Japan to begin ride-sharing programs in certain localities, the CEO of Uber Technologies Inc. has expressed interest in driving into the Japanese market.
Dara Khosrowshahi met with Japanese media representatives.
“Potential in Japan is enormous,” Khosrowshahi said, noting it had the fourth largest gross domestic product in the world. “Japan is a very strategic market for us. It’s a very large economy.”
If Japanese authorities approve ride-sharing programs, Uber is prepared to jump into the market, Khosrowshahi said.
Uber already has ties with some Japanese taxi companies and Khosrowshahi said, “We want every single taxi in Japan on our Uber app.”
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