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Accenture acquires Businet System to help clients deliver personalised ecommerce experiences

News | Ecommerce | 04 Feb 2021

Accenture has acquired Businet System, a company developing and operating Salesforce Commerce Cloud-based ecommerce sites in Japan.

Accenture, acquisition, Businet System, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, ecommerce, Japan, customer experience

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

Japanese discount chain Daiso expands ecommerce platform to Singapore

News | Ecommerce | 22 Jan 2021

Japan-based discount store Daiso has launched its Singapore website to provide more choices for its customers.

Daiso, expansion, ecommerce, Japan, Singapore, ecommerce, Lazada, Shopee, online commerce, discount store, Asia, APAC

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

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

Payment methods in 2020 – The global overview

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 26 Oct 2020

Alexandra Constantinovici, senior editor with The Paypers, drills down on the most relevant updates in the global payments industry, with focus on key particularities from each geography. 

payment methods report, The Paypers, payment methods, online payments, mobile payments, cashless society, QR payments, pay later solutions, Asia, US, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, LATAM, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, ecommerce, online commerce, Unified Payment Interface, tap-on-phone, POS, mobile PoS

Wirex raises USD 4.3 million in crowdfunding campaign

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Oct 2020

UK-based crypto payments firm Wirex has raised over USD 4.3 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, beating its initial target by 370%.

Wirex, cryptocurrency, contactless card, fiat currency, MasterCard, reqard scheme, US, Japan, Asia, APAC, North America

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

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

NEC to acquire Avaloq for USD 2.2 bln

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Oct 2020

Japan-based IT company NEC has announced the acquisition of Avaloq, a Switzerland-based large software provider to banks, for USD 2.2 billion, according to Financial Times.

 

NEC, Avaloq, Japan, Switzerland, software provider, acquisition, blockchain, facial recognition, security, privacy

Delivery Hero launches online food delivery and quick commerce in Japan

News | Ecommerce | 18 Sep 2020

Delivery Hero has announced it is launching operations in Japan, under its brand foodpanda, aiming to expand its footprint across Asia.

Delivery Hero, Japan, foodpanda, Asia, online delivery, quick commerce

NTT Docomo to compensate victims of e-payment fraud

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 Sep 2020

Japan-based mobile phone operator NTT Docomo has announced it will compensate customers who had money stolen through its electronic payment system linked directly to their bank accounts.

NTT, NTT DOCOMO, fraud, online fraud, Japan, Asia, APAC, payments fraud compensation, bank account fraud, mobile phone operator

Fraudsters force Docomo to halt mobile payment service sign-ups

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 10 Sep 2020

Japan-based mobile carrier NTT Docomo has halted new registrations for its mobile payment service in response to a string of fraudulent bank withdrawals tied to the platform nationwide.

DOCOMO, Japan, fraudsters, personal identification number, payment system, mobile carrier, mobile payment