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LINE's crypto exchange Bitbox delisting XRP

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jan 2020

Bitbox, the cryptocurrency exchange by Japanese messaging company LINE, has announced that it will be delisting XRP.

XRP, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, Japan, Line, Bitcoin, BTC, ether, ETH, Tether

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

JCB, TECHFUND join research on sustainable payment system using blockchain

News | Cards | 02 Jun 2020

JCB, a global payment network and a large issuer and acquirer in Japan, has joined TECHFUND to conduct research on the construction of a sustainable payment system using blockchain.

blockchain, payments , cards, JCB, Japan, Issuer, Acquirer, ecommerce, merchants, TECHFUND

Worldline partners with Vesca to access the Japanese merchant market

News | Cards | 03 Mar 2022

Worldline has partnered with Japan-based network service provider Vesca to offer credit card payment processing for merchants nationwide.

credit card, payment processing, Worldline, merchants, POS

Ecommerce platform launched by Dior in Japan

News | Ecommerce | 14 Nov 2019

Dior has announced the official launch of its ecommerce platform in Japan, aiming to continue to bring it to more global markets, FashionUnited reports.

ecommerce, launch, Dior, Japan, markets

Nomura to launch digital asset branch

News | Cryptocurrencies | 03 Mar 2022

Japan-based financial service provider Nomura has announced that it aims to launch a digital asset division as part of a reorganisation centred around digital finance.

product upgrade, digital assets, NFT, cryptocurrency, fintech

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

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

JCB partners Keychain to leverage blockchain in payments

News | Payments General | 03 Jan 2020

JCB and Keychain, a blockchain technology provider has announced the collaboration in leveraging blockchain in the payment area.

JCB, Keychain, blockchain, cybersecurity

Sumitomo Mitsui selects SBI to assist with its digital offerings

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 27 Apr 2020

Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) has selected SBI, an online broker, to support the development of its financial technology strategy.

Japan, SMFG, SBI, partnership, digital banking, financial technology, cards, bank

Japan Ecommerce Market and Payment Trends Report

Report | Ecommerce | 24 Jun 2022

KOMOJU by Degica has partnered with The Paypers to release a new Cross-border eCommerce report on the Japanese market. The report provides valuable insights for businesses looking to expand in Japan.

cross-border ecommerce, payment methods

AlipayHK and Kakao Pay to become available to PayPay merchants

News | Mobile Payments | 28 Apr 2020

Japan-based mobile payments venture PayPay has announced it will support code payment services Kakao Pay and AlipayHK

PayPay, Alipay, AlipayHK, Kakao Pay, Asia, mobile payments, Ant Financial, QR payments

Japan-based payment methods Konbini, Pay-easy join PPRO payments platform

News | Online Payments | 06 May 2020

PPRO has entered the Japanese ecommerce market, as two Japan-based payment methods – Konbini and Pay-easy – join over 150 local payment methods on PPRO's platform.

PPRO, ecommerce, Japan, payment methods, Konbini, Pay-easy, APAC

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

Rakuten and Uber partner for food delivery payments

News | Mobile Payments | 18 Apr 2022

Global vehicle-sharing company Uber will integrate Japan-based electronic commerce company Rakuten’s services into its Uber Eats and Uber mobility app in Japan.

delivery, partnership, loyalty programme, expansion, online payments, mobile 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

Western Union joins forces with City Express

News | Payments General | 16 Dec 2019

US-based remittance company Western Union has joined forces with Japanese peer City Express for consumer-to-business (C2B) payments.

Western Union, City Express, payments , C2B

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

EMQ launches high value cross-border settlements in Japan

News | Payments General | 07 Oct 2020

EMQ, a global financial settlement network, has launched its high transaction value cross-border settlements in Japan.

EMQ, cross-border settlements, Japan, cross-border payments

Bank of Japan explores the potential offline use of a digital yen via CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jul 2020

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has published a research paper exploring the potential offline use of a digital yen using central bank digital currency (CBDC).

CBDC, central bank digital currency, decentralised CBDC, electronic money, smartphone, distributed ledger, SIM, cards, payments , Bank of Japan, Japan, BoJ