Google to roll out Android Pay in Japan

Monday 5 September 2016 13:26 CET | News

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a Japanese finance group, has started collaboration with Google to launch its Android Pay mobile payment service in Japan this autumn.

According to Nikkei, the service will initially incorporate debit cards issued by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. The digital wallet also will use credit cards issued by Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos by the end of 2016 at the soonest. Moreover, Google is negotiating with East Japan Railway Company, Rakuten, NTT Docomo, JCB and other Japanese digital money providers to make their reader systems compatible with Android Pay.

At the end of August 2016, Google’s NFC payment system announced plans to support Chase in the coming months.  

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Keywords: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Android Pay, Japan, mobile payments, Google, mobile wallet, East Japan Railway Company, Rakuten, NTT Docomo, JCB, NFC
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
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