Now, you can call a taxi in Japan with the Kakao Taxi app.
In October last year, Kakao announced that it has concluded a strategic partnership with Japan’s largest taxi-calling service company, JapanTaxi. Under the agreement, both Kakao and JapanTaxi will produce a joint mobile taxi service. With that, a Kakao Taxi app user will be able to hail a cab in Japan and vice versa. It is expected to help business and travel visitors in both countries.
Chung Joo-hwan, vice general manager of the Kakao Mobility Business Division, said, “Ever since the launch of the Kakao Taxi app, there has been constant proposals of partnership from many different countries. Among them, we wanted to make a step forward with the Japanese market first as more than 5 million Korean tourists visited Japan in 2016.”
Kawanabe Ichiro, CEO of JapanTaxi is in agreement. He noted that while there is a 130 percent increase in the number of people travelling between Korea and Japan every year, the impending 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo present a great opportunity. “JapanTaxi and Kakao Taxi will do our best to provide more comfortable mobile experience for users in both countries”, said Ichiro.
This article, entitled “Korea’s Kakao Taxi to enter the Japanese market”, was written in Korean by Platum, edited by AllTechAsia editors.
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