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Costly cabs: Japanese taxis have second-highest fares worldwide, research finds

By Hinano Kobayashi
- via The Japan Times    Jun 12, 2019
Credit : Contributing Writer

Passengers enter a taxi in Otaru in Hokkaido. | KYODO

Well-dressed and sporting jackets and white gloves, Japanese taxi drivers chauffeur locals and tourists to their destinations in comfortable, air-conditioned cars with doors that open automatically.

But comfort comes at a steep price: Japan has the second-highest taxi fares in the world.