Earlier today, amidst the breaking news that the California Public Utilities Commission had issued a series of citations and fines to a gaggle of transportation apps including Uber, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick also took the stage here to make the case for the black car and taxi dispatch app’s Asian ambitions.

Spending the last part of his talk trying to recruit a team of twenty “very smart [Tokyo-based] people” for Uber Tokyo, Kalanick revealed that the city was likely in the crosshairs for Uber’s first Asian launch. The launch could take place in as little as three weeks if timing was right, he said onstage.

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