Japan bets on QR code payments to sustain spending

Business Jul 4, 2019

Japan bets on QR code payments to sustain spending

by Stanley White

When the baseball season kicked off in Japan this spring, fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were faced with an inconvenience they'd never encountered before: The food and drink stalls did not accept cash. The team's owner, internet commerce firm Rakuten Inc., was trying ...

Japanese government adopts draft bill to create high-tech 'supercities'

Business Jun 7, 2019

Japanese government adopts draft bill to create high-tech 'supercities'

The government on Friday adopted a draft bill to realize its "supercity" initiative to create cities that make use of artificial intelligence, big data and other advanced technologies. In such cities, autonomous driving, cashless payments, goods delivery by drone and novel services using sophisticated technologies ...