Time for Japan to start tipping taxi drivers? Cab company now gives passengers option in Tokyo

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


In no-tipping Japan, most people just pay whatever the meter says, but this company is now letting passengers pay more.

Taxi operator Sanwa Kotsu is always looking for new ways to innovate. Among the services they’ve offered are ninja drivers and, in honor of the Tokyo Olympics, drivers outfitted in fencing gear.

As of this month, though, Sanwa Kotsu is doing something that’s arguably even more unusual for a Japanese cab company by introducing a system by which passengers can tip their driver.

Japan is famously a country where tipping isn’t done, whether you’re dining in a restaurant,

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