If you’ve ever been to Japan, was there a time where you needed to use a taxi to get from one place to another? Taking a taxi is one of the most used forms of transportation in Japan and you probably have heard of many things about the taxis here.
One female taxi driver in Japan has been making her name known in the entertainment industry.
Ikuta Kana who was born on December 18, 1991 in Nagano Prefecture, is a professional taxi driver and a model at the same time. She debuted as a gravure model.
After graduated from university, Ikuta Kana had to look for another solution as being a model is unstable and sometimes unable to afford basic living essentials
Ikuta Kana joined the Asuka Traffic Dream Project. She obtained a professional taxi driver license, the exam is intentionally made difficult with 2% pass rates.
Apart from driver duties, she was dubbed “Miss Asuka” and will represent the character of the company and get guest spots on television.
Although she had gained plenty of attention and earns her spot in variety shows and magazines, she keeps serving customers because she really likes to drive.
Ikuta Kana only drives in limited routes, that is in Shibuya, Ebisu and Naka-Meguro.
Ikuta Kana always recommends her favourite place to tourists, that’s Hanayashiki, an amusement park in Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo.
You might be lucky enough to ride the taxi she’s driving!
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