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Montly work schedule

Montly work schedule


Major benefits of alternate-day shifts

In the taxi industry, it is most common to work ‘alternate-day shifts.’
When doing so, a single day's shift equals two days' worth of work, after which there is a guaranteed day off.
It may seem that the irregular schedule would be great physical burden, but since work hours are strictly legislated, combining breaks with public holidays results in more than half of the month off.
This allows you plenty of private time for hobbies, time with family, and for relaxation.

Daily workflow

Daily workflow

An example daily work schedule when working alternate-day shifts

08:30 Arrive and conduct pre-operation inspections

Once you arrive, a roll-call, alcohol check and vehicle checks are conducted. To ensure a safe working day, the morning inspection is conducted carefully before leaving the storehouse.

Arrive and conduct pre-operation inspections
09:00 Depart storehouse
Morning operations

Once the inspections are complete, you leave the storehouse.
In the morning, you mainly target businessmen going to work, elderly people visiting the hospital, and housewives going shopping.

12:00 Break

After it calms down a bit, it is lunch time. You can take your break wherever you prefer. If your home is near, you can even rest there.

13:00 Afternoon operations

In the afternoon, your targets are elderly people returning from the hospital, housewives returning from shopping, and businessmen returning from works out of the office.

18:00 Break

Before becoming seriously busy, you take your dinner break to prepare for evening operations. 

19:00 Evening operations

Your targets are those returning home from companies, those leaving for nighttime jobs, and those returning home from shopping districts.

21:00 Break

To ensure safe driving, it is very important to fully rest. You should take breaks and naps to refresh yourself, and avoid working too hard. 

22:00 Late-night operations

The period when trains, buses and other means of public transportation are not running is when taxis flourish. Earnings during this period have a great impact on a day's proceeds.

05:00 Return to storehouse
Payment and car-wash

Completing a day of work means a holiday the following day. One merit is the ability to spend a lot of time on yourself!

Payment and car-wash


Geography examination/2nd class license acquisition

In order to begin work as a taxi driver, you must acquire an " class 2 driver’s license" and pass a "geography examination."
First, you must undergo training to passing these tests and learn the basics of taxis.
Even though the geography examination is said to be difficult, we still have an extremely high passing rate of over 90%. We possess the know-how of a large-scale ‘km group’, so we enable even foreigners to pass it easily.
Furthermore, taxis are a customer service business, so you can learn everything about taxi manners and hospitality services from specialized teachers.

Training institutes

In order to acquire the 2nd class license, you can learn driving skills by attending training centers affiliated with the km Group. The training centers feature excellent instructors with abundant experience, so even those without confidence in their driving skills can participate with confidence.
Acquiring a 2nd class license requires higher driving skills than an ordinary license, but you can receive easy-to-understand and attentive instruction to help you drive quickly, safely, and carefully.

Driver Debuts

After passing the 2nd class license and geography examinations and acquiring the information required for operating a taxi in Tokyo, you can finally start work as a driver.
The first day you will ride along with a team leader. Later, you will ride alone, but you will give reports on the days driving details and receive feedback from team leaders and senior drivers, which you can utilize in future work.
There are also many follow-up sessions after you start, such as learning seminars and driver information exchanges, so you can drive with peace of mind.



 Calculation method 

Number of work days × sales revenue × commission (50-64%)  
Wages Wages

salary guarantee

A 300,000 yen monthly wage is guaranteed for the first 6 months.

This is a worthwhile wage system in which your wages reflect how hard you try. For the first 6 months of driving, there is a fixed guaranteed wage regardless of sales, so even beginners can have peace of mind.

Application conditions

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    Residents with a valid visa with no work restrictions

    Permanent residents – applicable persons: Persons granted permanent residence by the Ministry of Justice, spouse or child of Japanese person, spouse or child of permanent resident, spouse or child of special permanent resident, etc.

    Spouse of Japanese person, etc. – applicable persons: Spouse or designated foster child of Japanese person, person born as the child of a Japanese person (child of Japanese person by birth)

    Spouse of permanent resident, etc. – applicable persons: Spouse of permanent resident or special permanent resident (permanent resident, etc.), child (child by birth) of a permanent resident, etc. born in Japan who goes on to remain in Japan

    Long-term resident – applicable persons: 2nd or 3rd generation person of Japanese decent and their family, spouse of Japanese war orphans left in China and their relatives, certain foreigners who have separated or widowed from their Japanese spouse, spouse of long-term resident, etc.

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    Persons with a Japanese normal vehicle driver’s license for at least three years

    Persons with an overseas vehicle driver’s license for at least three years should consult with us as in some cases the license can be switched over to a Japanese license while maintaining the license acquisition period.

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    Persons with the Japanese language ability necessary to service customers at a normal level.

    Sufficient if the person has Japanese language ability suitable for everyday communication in Japan.