Oct 30, 2017

Chinese ride-hail giant reportedly in talks for Japan deal

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Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is in talks Japanese taxi company Daiichi Koutsu to roll out a service for Chinese users traveling to Japan, according to Deal Street Asia and Nikkei. Didi told Deal Street that it's exploring "broad collaborative opportunities" in Japan without providing further detail.

Déjà vu: This approach is reminiscent of Didi Chuxing's tests last year with Lyft in the U.S. and Grab in Southeast Asia, letting each company's customers use their "home" app to book rides through the others when traveling to the other countries. Those tests were eventually discontinued.

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