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Welcome to the News View for "Japan".

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March 07, 2014

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February 27, 2014

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Glenbrook's Payments Insight Workshop series this spring focuses on three key topics for payments professionals: Bitcoin - Basics and Beyond (March 26), Data in Payments (April 22) and Innovation in Payments (May 8). Offered in a small group setting in the San Francisco Bay Area, registration is now open for each of these workshops!

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January 02, 2014

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November 05, 2013

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  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking on New Payments Regulation in Brazil at the International Money Transmitter Conference in Miami, Nov 4-7, 2013.
  • Glenbrook's Jacqueline Chilton will be speaking social media and payments at the W.net Northern California LINC Networking event being held November 14 at Google.
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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Find something interesting to share? Tell us about it: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

October 30, 2013

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  • Join Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson and Scott Loftesness for our Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp on December 10-11th in Palo Alto, California!
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking on New Payments Regulation in Brazil at the International Money Transmitter Conference in Miami, Nov 4-7, 2013.
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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Find something interesting to share? Tell us about it: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

August 28, 2013

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October 11, 2012

MasterCard Connects DOCOMO’s Domestic Payment Network to the World

MasterCard logo 140px MasterCard and NTT DOCOMO have announced that MasterCard has been selected as a partner to expand contactless payments options for consumers in Japan. "The collaboration will connect DOCOMO’s domestic payment network to the world, enabling customers using iD mobile credit payments with compatible DOCOMO smartphones to make contactless payments outside of Japan, anywhere MasterCard PayPass is accepted."

May 09, 2012

PayPal and SOFTBANK to Establish a Joint Venture in Japan

PayPal logo 140pxPayPal and SOFTBANK announced that the two companies plan to establish a joint venture company, "PayPal Japan", to build a digital payments business in Japan.

The joint venture will bring together the strengths of both companies - PayPal's global online and mobile payment solutions with 110 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies, along with the SOFTBANK Group's local market knowledge, 29 million mobile subscribers and vast distribution network including thousands of retail outlets and sales staff across Japan.
PayPal and SOFTBANK also announced PayPal Here in Japan as the fifth "availability" country along side the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

April 18, 2012

January 16, 2012

August 02, 2011

June 06, 2011

InComm Introduces Prepaid to the Discount Channel in Japan

InComm logo 140pxInComm has announced that it is teaming up with Don Quijote, Japan's largest discount store chain, to launch a suite of point-of-sale activation (POSA) prepaid products utilizing InComm's Fastcard technology at all of its retail locations.

While most retailers in North America regularly use POSA technology to enable display merchandising of gift and prepaid cards, the Don Quijote launch represents the first roll out of this technology in the major discount store industry in Japan.

June 14, 2010

Celent Shares Learnings from Japan's Mobile Payments Market

Celent has published a new report titled "Lessons from the Mobile Payments Leader: What the World Can Learn from the Japanese Market" that identifies ways for the US and other countries to learn how to lay the groundwork for faster, more successful implementations of mobile NFC payment solutions - based upon the experience in Japan. From the abstract:

Within industry pundits' persistent predictions about the imminent advent of mobile near-field communication (NFC) contactless payments, the Japanese market is frequently cited as proof that such payments have a future. However, Japanese market reality is not as much of a straightforward success as many believe. Based on primary research with leading mobile carriers, banks, payment services/brands, and technology vendors, Celent estimates that there are 28 million registered mobile payments accounts in Japan . Furthermore, Celent estimates that there are about 20 million active mobile payments accounts. Respectively, these constitute 24% and 17% of all contactless payment accounts.

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February 26, 2010

Virtual Visa Debit Card Program Launched in Japan

Visa has announced the launch of the first virtual Visa Debit card program in Japan. Japan Net Bank’s (JNB) two million customers will be able to use a virtual Visa Debit card to make payments at any online merchant that accepts Visa globally. READ MORE »

January 18, 2010

mophie and FeliCa Contactless Payments for Japan

mophie, a provider of "intelligent case solutions for the iPhone and other Apple devices", has announced a collaboration with Flight System Consulting and Focal Point Computer to develop a mobile payment solution for FeliCa technology that will allow users to "instantly read and write electronic money card information using only the iPhone device and marketplace FeliCa App." READ MORE »

May 14, 2009

TSYS to Provide Travel Bank With Japan's First Visa Prepaid Card

TSYS announced today that it would begin processing Visa-branded prepaid cards for the Japanese market in July 2009. The prepaid cards will be issued by Travel Bank Inc., a financial services company that is part of the JTB Group. Consumers can use the cards to make payments at Visa merchants when traveling overseas or to withdraw cash from Visa ATMs. READ MORE »

April 01, 2009

JCB International Appoints New President and Chief Operating Officer

JCB has announced the appointment of Mr. Koremitsu Sannomiya as President and Chief Operating Officer at its annual shareholders' meeting in Tokyo. Mr. Sannomiya succeeds Mr. Kenji Seto, who has served in the position since June 2007. Mr. Sannomiya will report to Mr. Tamio Takakura, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. READ MORE »

July 01, 2008

InComm Helps Power Gift Cards at Seiyu Stores in Japan

InComm has announced that, beginning today, Seiyu shoppers can purchase a range of iTunes Cards at all 392 retail locations throughout Japan through in-store technology powered by InComm's Fastcard point-of-sale activation (POS) technology. Rolling out first with iTunes Cards, Seiyu will expand the offering at all retail locations offering a wide-variety of gift card selections over the next few years. READ MORE »

December 12, 2007

August 23, 2007

ONE Payment Alliance Consolidates China, Japan and Korea Payments

"ONE Payment Alliance Corp., a collaborated payment processing service with ChinaPay, ECONTEXT, and INICIS, announced today it has launched an online payment processing service for China, Japan, and Korea market with a single interface, a single merchant service, and a single payment gateway to reach out to online consumers in the three largest economies in Asia. This alliance service is available to begin online payment processing services to many global merchants wishing to conduct online business in China, Japan and Korea immediately."

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August 22, 2007

NEC, Valista Partner for Payments Solutions

NEC Corporation and Valista International have announced forming a "strategic partnership to target payments solutions business opportunities in Japan with secure and flexible payments offerings." The two companies also said that "the partnership also has sights beyond the Japanese domestic market aiming to expand into the global telecommunications market combining NEC's proven strength in system integration and Valista's global experience in payments, settlement, and merchandizing solutions."

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March 15, 2007

Cash - A Look At Japan

On the Digital Money blog, Dave Birch digs into the impact that contactless mobile payments are having on the levels of cash in circulation in Japan. "The Feds say that the Bank of Japan reported that the total amount of cash in circulation has started to fall for the first time on record."

February 26, 2007

NTT DoCoMo, McDonald's Partner For Mobile Payments in Japan

Reuters reports that NTT DoCoMo and McDonald's have announced they will be forming a new joint venture company to facilitate acceptance of mobile payments at McDonald's locations in Japan.

November 14, 2006

JCB's 10th World Conference Held in Honolulu

JCB is holding its 10th JCB World Conference from November 13th to 15th in Honolulu with a theme of 'Working
Together to Shape the Future of Payments'.

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November 06, 2006

Japan Begins To Embrace Credit Cards

Yuka Hayashi reports for the Wall St. Journal on the shift that's taking place as Japanese consumers begin to move away from paying with cash to increasingly pay using credit cards. Among other factors, the popularity of shopping online is behind the behavioral shift - as cash payments aren't possible online. On the other hand, the use of revolving credit - the mainstay of US credit card issuer economics - is a second behavioral shift that's still on the horizon.

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