Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will be a complete cashless event, offering its original e-money and point reward
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will be a complete cashless event without accepting cash payment. its original e-money payment ‘EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet’ will be introduced by the end of March 2024.
Kansai Tourism Bureau partners with Mastercard to accelerate digital payment for tourists in Osaka Expo 2025
Kansai Tourism Bureau signed MOU on strategic partnership with Mastercard to accelerate digital payment in 10 prefectures in the Kansai area toward the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Universal Studios Japan introduces Alipay+ in the park and seeks a chance to collaborate with Fliggy
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and Ant Group signed a corporate marketing partnership contract to introduce Alipay+ payment service in the park, expecting that the partnership will raise payment conveniences for visitors to Japan from Asia.
A Japanese startup releases a new service to automatize recouping of cancellation fees for hotels or restaurants
Payn, a Japanese startup, has released bata ‘Payn’ to automatize a billing service for hotels or restaurants which have troubles with recouping cancellation fees, financing 90 million JPY from two investors.
Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a leading credit card of Japan, visualizes travelers’ cashless payment data on Tourism Forecast Platform
Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a leading credit card of Japan, will begin providing its cashless payment data to Tourism Forecast Platform, enabling users to analyze consumption behaviors of domestic and foreign travelers.
The Mastercard survey finds that 40% of Japanese intend to reduce shopping opportunities at real stores’ amid COVDI-19, and the ratio of ‘reducing payment by cash' reached 41%.