Episode 41: Ride-hailing in Japan

How often do you use ride-hailing services?

Three Kyodo News reporters -- Horiuchi-san, Eduardo and Donican -- talk about ride-hailing services that were recently launched in Tokyo to address a shortage of taxi drivers. Listen as they discuss their own experiences using similar services outside Japan and whether they would take a side job as a driver.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japan launches ride-hailing services in Tokyo, other areas to follow

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Japan launches ride-hailing services in Tokyo, with other areas across the country to follow suit in a bid to address a nationwide shortage of taxi drivers. (Kyodo)