Tokyo Taxi Association’s
“TAKKUN” mascot ⬇
Yes, today is TAXI DAY.
Way, way back on August 5, 1919, Japan’s first taxis started operation in Tokyo. The taxi company, Jidosha Kabushikigaisha began with six cars operating from where Yurakucho Mullion is located in present-day Ginza in downtown Tokyo.
Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:
- Taxi terrors (3Yen / 2016-08-10)
- ‘Robo-taxis’ are coming (3Yen / 2015-10-02)
- Tokyo Taxi Lanterns (3Yen / 2008-12-11)