DiDi plans Japanese expansion into 20 new cities by the end of the year


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Ride-share company DiDi have announced plans to to expand into 20 new Japanese cities by the end of 2019.


DiDi Japan, a joint venture between Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Corp., celebrated its one-year anniversary since it’s launch in Japan with news of the expansion.

The ride-hailing firm now provides a ride-hailing service in 12 major areas in Japan including Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka,


DiDi Japan‘s expansion will begin with its launch in Niigata on 9 October. The company will also introduce its heat map feature for the Japanese market which supports optimised cab demand and supply management.


Stephen Zhu, CEO of DiDi Japan, said, “We are grateful for the continued support from our users and partners, as well as the dedication from our employees over the past year. DiDi Japan hopes to keep close interactions with local taxi companies, taxi drivers, passengers, and relevant partners in the industry by virtue of its experience in smart transportation, so as to provide more convenient service for local residents and tourists in Japan.”

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