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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Japan may have a promising future with mobile payments

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Japanese consumers are becoming more mobile Japan has long been heralded as technologically advanced in many ways, especially when it comes to the mobile space. The country has become one of the most prominent markets when it comes to mobile payments. Japanese consumers and businesses alike have expressed enthusiasm when it comes to mobile commerce and this has lead to a great deal of future potential in the mobile market. A new report from Celent, a financial research firm, highlights Japan’s mobile payments potential. Report highlights growth of mobile shopping…

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NFC Forum announces new principle members

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New members inducted into the NFC Forum this week The NFC Forum, a non-profit organization that aims to promote the development and adoption of NFC technology, has announced the addition of several new companies as the organization’s principle members. Canon, Hewlett-Packard, and Yahoo! JAPAN have been inducted as principle members of the NFC Forum, joining several others that are making use of or promoting the adoption of NFC technology. The induction of new principle members is expected to bring more momentum behind the adoption of NFC technology in a number…

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