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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank launched an asset-backed security token

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Mar 2021

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) has completed one of Japan’s asset-backed security token pilot issuance on the Securitize’s platform.

banks, security token, transactions , tokenization

Japan's central bank rolls out experiments on issuing digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Apr 2021

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has begun experiments to study the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency.

central bank, stablecoin, CBDC, digital currency, payment processing, digital payments

Splitit now available on the Google Store in Japan

News | Online Payments | 05 Apr 2021

Splitit has announced that it is empowering customers to use instalment plans to make purchases from the Google Store in Japan.

Splitit, product launch, BNPL, online payments

Blockchain payment network GO-NET rolls out service to connect PSPs

News | Online Payments | 07 Apr 2021

GO-NET (Global Open Network), a high-speed payment network that uses blockchain, has rolled out its first service to connect payment service providers.

PSP, blockchain, payments infrastructure, IOT, merchants, Visa, Mastercard

DLT Labs, SBI Sumishin Net Bank to offer blockchain SCF

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 12 Apr 2021

Canada-based blockchain startup DLT Labs has announced a deal with Japan-based SBI Sumishin Net Bank (SSNB) to offer a blockchain supply chain finance (SCF) solution in Japan.

DLT, partnership, blockchain, supply chain finance

LINE, Mizuho announce additional investment, ahead of launching a smartphone bank

News | Payments General | 22 Feb 2021

LINE Financial and Mizuho Bank have jointly agreed to make an additional investment and a change to the management structure of LINE Bank Preparatory Company.

Line, Mizuho, partnership, banking, LINE app

COVID-19 accelerates ecommerce market growth in Japan, says GlobalData

News | Ecommerce | 22 Jan 2021

GlobalData has revealed that the growth in Japan's ecommerce market has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GlobalData, research, study, Japan, ecommerce, COVID-19, pandemic, cards, alternative payment solutions

Japan government-backed investors agree to Invest In iSTOX

News | Payments General | 22 Jan 2021

Two government-backed investors in Japan have concluded an agreement to invest in global digital securities platform iSTOX, as iSTOX closed its Series A funding round with a total of USD 50 million raised.

digital securities, iSTOX, MAS, investment, trading, funding, asset management, Singapore Exchange, fintech, multi-asset platform, secondary trading

TakeMe Pay allows 'au PAY' to be accepted across Japan

News | Mobile Payments | 07 Jan 2021

TakeMe Pay has announced that from January 2021, the au smartphone payment service ‘au PAY’, operated by KDDI – Japan’s mobile carrier – will be added as a new payment method.

TakeMe Pay, au PAY, Japan, product launch, smartphone payment, mobile payments, payment methods

Soft Space leverages GMO Financial Gate to promote cashless payments in Japan

News | Online Payments | 24 Dec 2020

Fintech company Soft Space has leveraged GMO Financial Gate’s payment gateway technology in a bid to promote its payment solutions within the Japanese market.

Soft Space, GMO Financial Gate, cashless payments, Japan, Asia, Fasstap, product launch, card transactions, merchants

Japan prepares to issue CBDC by 2023

News | Cryptocurrencies | 24 Dec 2020

Japan has been preparing for the issuance of digital currency in both the public and private sectors following swift moves by China and other countries to do the same, according to Japan Times.

CBDC, Japan, MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Mizuho Bank, digital currency, virtual currency, banks, Central banks

Japan-based LINE Pay now supports Apple Pay for store purchases

News | Mobile Payments | 23 Dec 2020

LINE Pay, a mobile money transfer and payment service developed on the Japan-based communication app LINE, has informed that it started supporting Apple Pay.

Line Pay, money transfer, payment service, Japan, Line, Apple Pay, mobile wallet, NFC, QR code

LINE Pay adds Apple Pay support in Japan

News | Mobile Payments | 22 Dec 2020

Digital wallet service LINE Pay has added Apple Pay support in Japan.

Line Pay, Apple Pay, Japan, Asia, mobile wallet, prepaid card, Visa

All Nippon Airways rolls out new mobile payment service

News | Mobile Payments | 15 Dec 2020

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a mobile payment solution that will make it easier for eligible ANA Mileage Club (AMC) members to earn miles with their purchases.

All Nippon Airways, ANA, product launch, mobile payment, ANA Mileage Club, Japan, JCB, credit cards, mobile payments

Fujitsu, Zippin team up to offer checkout-free solution in Japan

News | Ecommerce | 08 Dec 2020

Fujitsu and Zippin have teamed up to offer checkout-free solution in Japan.

Fujitsu, Zippin, partnership, Japa, Asia, retail, checkout-free

Isetan launches shopping app with in-store personnel assistance capabilities

News | Ecommerce | 25 Nov 2020

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings has launched an app that enables customers to purchase items, combing the in-store and online shopping experiences.

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Japan, product launch, mobile app, online shopping

Walmart sells majority stake in retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten

News | Ecommerce | 16 Nov 2020

US-based retailer Walmart has announced it is selling most of Japan-based retailer Seiyu to KKR and Rakuten in a deal that values the supermarket chain at USD 1.6 billion.

Walmart, Rakuten, KKR, Seiyu, Japan, US, acquisition, ecommerce, retail, AEON, Tesco, Carrefour, big retail, big merchant, marketplace, Asia, APAC

LINE launches passwordless login for LINE app on iPad

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 13 Nov 2020

LINE Corporation has introduced passwordless authentication for the LINE app on iPad, allowing users to log in using the biometric information stored on their smartphones.

Line Corporation, smartphones, FIDO Alliance, Line Pay, FIDO2 authentication, biometric authentication, passwordless authentication, Japan

BITFRONT partners Celsius to provide interest on LINE's own crypto asset LINK deposits

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Nov 2020

BITFRONT, LINE Corporation’s global digital currency exchange, has teamed up with Celsius, a blockchain-based crypto reward and lending platform, to offer interest on LINE’s own crypto asset LINK (LN) deposits.

BITFRONT, cryptocurrency, crypto exchange, Line Corporation, partnership, deposits, Celsius, blockchain

Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank to test digital identity interoperability

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 15 Oct 2020

Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank have teamed up to test how can digital information (ID information) can be safely and securely transacted online, distributed, and linked between different industries.

Fujitsu, JCB, Mizuho Bank, digital identity, self sovereign identity, Japan, data, privacy, security, cloud, ID information