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Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service

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There are 50,000 taxis in Tokyo alone - instantly recognisable with their impeccable polished exteriors and doors that open automatically to let customers board effortlessly.

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UBER may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.

Japan, with its wealthy customer base and megacities such as Tokyo,...

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