Mercari e-commerce site bans listing of currency for sale

Apr 25, 2017

Mercari e-commerce site bans listing of currency for sale

Mercari, a mobile e-commerce site that matches individual buyers and sellers, has banned sellers from listing cash after the site operator discovered that ¥10,000 notes were being sold at a higher value. According to officials of the Japanese startup virtual market place, which mainly ...

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

Aug 11, 2016

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

As Japan ushered the new Mountain Day public holiday on Thursday, telecommunications carriers vowed to expand Wi-Fi availability in cottages and on the trails winding through its numerous peaks. The wireless connections are expected to be useful in dealing with natural disasters or lost ...

Aug 4, 2016

Line, Shibuya Ward sign deal for online services

Line Corp. said it has signed an agreement with Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to use its technology to improve online services provided by the municipality. It is the first municipal deal for the popular Japanese messaging application provider, which is owned by South Korea’s Naver ...