57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

Sep 2, 2016

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

A majority of Japanese people are cautious about using credit cards, according to the results of the Cabinet Office’s first public opinion survey on the payment method released Thursday. In the survey, 57.9 percent of respondents were negative about actively using credit cards, while ...

Aug 17, 2016

Myanmar bank offers JCB credit cards

A private bank in Myanmar on Tuesday began issuing JCB credit and debit cards, becoming the first in the country to do so. Ayeyarwady Bank, also known as AYA Bank, is offering the AYA Universal MPU-JCB Co-Brand Card in an arrangement with Myanmar Payment ...

Feb 17, 2015

Cyberattacks target in-store sales systems

Cyberthieves are increasingly targeting credit card information from point-of-sale systems, Tokyo-based information security company Trend Micro Inc. has warned. It’s a problem shared by countries worldwide, and Japan is no exception, the company said. POS attacks involve the use of computer viruses to intercept ...

Jan 23, 2015

70% of visitors satisfied with Japan's credit card services

A survey of tourists’ views on credit card services in Japan has found that 72 percent are satisfied, an industry survey says. However, one in three respondents found that not all stores accepted credit cards, and half of those said they did not buy ...

AMEX looks to double Japan profit

Nov 26, 2014

AMEX looks to double Japan profit

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The Japanese unit of American Express Co. wants to double its profit and market share by attracting owners of small companies as customers and increasing partnerships with other card issuers, its president said Wednesday. “We don’t have a time frame, but we want to ...

Aug 11, 2014

JCB targets ¥22 trillion in billings in three years

JCB Co. plans to boost annual billings, including for shopping and loans, to some ¥22 trillion by the end of the 2016 business year, Ichiro Hamakawa, president of the major credit card company, said in a recent interview. JCB had ¥18.93 trillion in billings ...

Jun 6, 2014

Kids using parents' cards to buy phone game access

Children are increasingly paying to play smartphone-based games by secretly using their parents’ credit cards, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan warned Friday. There were 490 cases of children under 10 brought to consumer centers nationwide in fiscal 2013, a roughly threefold rise ...