Free wifi installed for passengers in Tokyo taxis

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The taxi has often been a source of inspiration for innovative ideas. We’ve seen one-passenger cabs designed to cut down on fuel consumption, taxis you can hail via your mobile, and free pedal-powered taxis in Dublin. But now Japanese mobile operator DoCoMo has decided to tackle another inconvenience facing taxi passengers. Non-Japanese speaking travelers arriving in Japan from abroad often find it impossible to strike up conversation with their taxi drivers — the majority of whom can only speak Japanese. To address the silence facing passengers sharing a ride with a driver who can’t speak their language, DoCoMo has installed…

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