Japan is a modern and developed country that has an excellent transportation system. It can be seen from the schedule of its high-speed train that is always punctual. However, it turns out that the advanced development of Japan mobility service is more focused on long and mid-distant transportation.
The development of a short-distant transportation system is unique. Similar to other country, co-sharing mobility and e-hailing platforms have entered the transportation system in Japan. However, the two of them cannot gain success right away.
Challenges in Japan Mobility
Transportation companies in Japan are now facing several challenges. Therefore, foreign companies who want to enter Japanese transportation industry must understand the challenges that await them.
- Declining and Aging Society
Due to the declining and aging society in Japan, there is a decline in ridership. The elderly people in Japan also face mobility challenges because changes made in the transportation infrastructure cannot keep pace with the rapidly aging society
- Government Regulation
Co-sharing mobility and e-hailing platforms in this country cannot develop as rapidly as in other countries. One of the reasons for this slow growth is the government regulation.
This regulation controls the number of taxis, pricing, and regulates the licensing requirement. In addition, private car owners are not allowed to transport passengers and charge transportation fares. As a result, mobility providers have limited opportunities to grow.
- Customers’ Perspective
Many Japanese think that co-sharing mobility service is not good form transportation. They prefer to use traditional taxis because this transportation is capable of providing excellent service. In addition, they don’t need to wait for long to get a taxi so that traditional taxi is enough for them.
Finding Opportunities in the Japanese Mobility Industry
In spite of the challenges above, mobility providers can find some opportunities in the Japanese mobility industry. To find out about the opportunities presented in this industry, foreign mobility providers and investors can hire a Japan automotive mobility consulting agency.
This agency will help the clients to understand the mobility regulations in the country so that they can create a new mobility solution for the Japanese. Moreover, the agency will also help them to create a mobility solution based on the challenges presented by the society.
These days, several co-sharing and e-hailing mobility providers are working with the local taxi companies. This co-working practice aimed to provide e-hailing taxi services without breaking the regulations.
In spite of the Japanese preference for traditional taxi services, e-hailing taxi service has some opportunities to gain because foreign tourists will likely to use it instead of the traditional one. In addition, this service is also more eco-friendly and affordable.
The consulting agency will be happy to assist mobility providers who are interested to have a business cooperation with the local taxi companies. The agency will help them to get the contacts of promising taxi companies and even be connected with them so that they can create profitable business cooperation.
The mobility industry in Japan is unique, unlike that in developed countries. Therefore, it poses unique challenges for the mobility providers. Fortunately, it is not impossible for mobility providers to face the challenges successfully. With the help of a consulting agency, they can face the challenges more easily.