Japan and ASEAN plan QR code mobile payments integration

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan intend to unify their systems next year Beginning next year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan intend to combine their QR code mobile payment systems to streamline transactions and skip currency exchange requirements. This strategy will be particularly beneficial to tourists moving throughout the region. This strategy was announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan (METI), and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Its purpose is to make spending a smoother experience throughout the regions. METI…

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QR codes at historical parks get the nod from Thai Culture Minister

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The trial period for the quick response codes went very well and Veera Rojanarat has given positive feedback. Thailand’s Culture Minister Veera Rojanarat, has said that the trial for using QR codes in order to enhance the experience of tourists at three of the country’s historical parks is considered to be a success, to the point that this program will now be expanded to include other historical parks that are located throughout the country. The announcement followed the receipt of comments on the program that were made by other officials.…

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