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WIFI in Japanese Taxis Denoted by DoCoMo Red Sticker – Tokyo

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

(image credit: DoCoMo Japan)

There are many ways to get around Tokyo, although for visitors taxis usually come at the bottom of that list. Drivers rarely speak English and, compared to the rest of the world, they’re quite expensive (about $8 to start, going way up from there). If you happen to land in one they are impeccably clean and sophisticated, that sophistication getting a boost now by DoCoMo. Eight hundred twenty impeccable black sedans for hire in Tokyo will be outfitted with WiFi, freely available to customers in the back seats. One hundred of the cars will even have Sony PSPs available in the rear as well, which is odd as most everyone in Tokyo has one. These specially equipped taxis can be identified by the red DoCoMo WiFi stickers on the doors, so don’t accept anything less, no matter how late you are for dinner in one of the many Michelin starred restaurants or late night ramen shops available in Tokyo.

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