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Uber Seals Its First Taxi Deal in Japan

  • Users can hail cabs through Uber app in Nagoya from Thursday
  • Deal covers about 5% of taxis in Japan’s third largest city
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Uber Technologies Inc. has finally found a partner for its cab-hailing program in Japan, one of the world’s largest taxi markets.

The San Francisco-based company struck a deal with the Fuji Taxi Group to let users hail cabs through its app in Nagoya, Japan’s third-most populous city. Uber gets an unspecified cut of all fares, which will be based on standard rates required by regulators. Their agreement initially covers more than 350 cabs, a big portion of the Nagoya-based operator’s fleet that amounts to about 5 percent of the city’s cabs.