Japan’s transport ministry has decided to lower the initial fare for taxis operating in central Tokyo.
It’s currently about 6 dollars for up to 2 kilometers.
The new fare will be about three-and-a-half dollars for up to 1 kilometer. It will take effect on January 30th, 2017.
Taxi companies hope the new system will appeal to older passengers, foreign tourists and others who only want to travel short distances.
Source and image: NHK
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