Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Apr 5, 2017

Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Foreign tourists will be able to use Suica travel cards to check in at hotels and purchase tax-free goods under a new system developed by the government and private-sector firms. The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry hopes to put the system it developed with ...

Mar 19, 2014

JR East hit by wave of Suica account hacking

East Japan Railway Co. has suspended a credit-swapping service for its Suica electronic fare card users after detecting a wave of unauthorized log-in attempts on its website. JR East said Tuesday it found signs of unauthorized access to its Suica Point Club website at ...

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Oct 31, 2013

Cash users to take brunt of fare hikes

Rail and bus operators will raise fares for cash and smart-card users to reflect the 3-point consumption tax hike set for April 1, but they are split over how much to raise the fares. The government will allow the operators to raise fares in ...