Masami Takahashi, President of Uber Japan, suggests that Uber will contribute greatly to Japan’s economy and society, especially in helping provide more reliable transportation for foreign visitors and the aging population.
In Japan, with an increase in the number of senior citizens, there are serious needs to establish a convenient door-to-door transportation option. In particular, in areas lacking reliable public transportation, creating a sustainable transportation infrastructure is a major social issue. Moreover, heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, we expect an increasing number of foreigners visiting Japan. Globally, there is a growing demand for safe, reliable transportation, and Masami is confident that the use of Uber’s technology can help solve the transportation issues that Japan faces.
President, Uber Japan Co., Ltd.
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