Japan continues to turn to QR code mobile payments to encourage cashless transactions

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QR code payments greeted baseball fans in Japan at Eagles stadium in the spring. QR code mobile payments are increasing in Japan as the country seeks to find new ways to encourage more cashless transactions. When Japan’s baseball season started in the spring, fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were surprised to find food, beverage and merchandise stalls were cash-free. This was done in an effort to promote QR (quick response) code digital payments. What began as a marketing ploy by the baseball team’s owner evolved into something more…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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QR code payment service to be offered to Thai travelers in Japan

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A QR code-based mobile payment service is to be launched in Japan for Thai tourists. MUFG Bank, Japan’s largest bank, and its Thai subsidiary, Bank of Ayudhya, is launching a QR code payment service designed specifically for Thai travelers. This service will allow these foreign travelers to make cashless purchases in Japan. Bank of Ayudhya will link its already operational QR code system to Japan. The QR code payment system, which already exists for the Thai lender’s customers in Thailand, is slated to be connected to Japan in December of…

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