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Japan is the next battleground for Uber/Didi

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scottyroll
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 Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

"Didi Chuxing, China's top ride-hailing company, is teaming up with Japan's SoftBank (SFTBF) to launch taxi-hailing services in cities such as Tokyo and Osaka later this year."

"The announcement comes less than two months after Uber said it would start a taxi-hailing pilot on Awaji, a small island near Osaka."

Let's place bets! Who will win out?

https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/19/technology/didi-chuxing-softbank-japan/index.html

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    santafe3
    16
     1 year ago

    Interesting. Uber has already lost to DiDi in China, I wonder if they will actually pull out of Japan quickly after hearing this news. It doesn't make much sense to put resources towards battling DiDi in my opinion.

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      franciash
      23
       1 year ago

      Well and now with Bookings investing in DiDi...

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    eForceX77
    110
     1 year ago

    SoftBank owns both Didi and Uber so it's basically up to them to decide.

    I didn't notice before that Uber's pilot is on a small ISLAND. So weird.

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    JimHemlock
    140 Rider
     1 year ago

    Does anyone have an update on this?  How is Didi doing in Japan?

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    CaptainChampion
    128
     1 year ago

    I thought the big battle ground is Australia.   and UK.

    Uber is tiny in Tokyo and Yokohama.  People barely use it.  It's not even a competition.