Japan's version of ride-sharing: Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: ``Make more use of it based on the usage situation'' The so-called ''Japanese ride- sharing'' service, operated by taxi companies and in which ordinary drivers use private cars to transport people for a fee, will begin in Tokyo on the 8th, and will gradually expand to other areas in the future. Digital Minister Kono: "We will collect various data such as how many people use it and what happens to drivers' income"