[Japanese taxi meal delivery becomes a permanent business] The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently announced that taxi companies can apply to continue to carry out food and beverage delivery services after October. This means that the delivery of takeaway catering by taxis in Japan has become a permanent business and has been widely welcomed by Japanese taxi companies. Previously, Japanese law strictly distinguished passenger and freight services. According to Japan's "Road Transport Law", in order to ensure the safety of passengers, taxis and buses can only transport passengers, not goods. Starting in September 2017, in some rural areas with a serious shortage of drivers, the Japanese government allows companies to carry out freight and passenger services at the same time, but in cities, passenger and freight are still strictly separated.