Business Sep 11, 2018

Japan Post to accept cashless payments by time of Tokyo Olympics

Japan Post Co. plans to accept cashless payments for postcards and parcel deliveries at its post offices by early 2020. Currently, customers can purchase postcards and pay parcel delivery fees at post offices with only cash or stamps, while post offices in many other countries ...

Japan's tourism trade embraces portable credit card terminals

National Dec 7, 2017

Japan's tourism trade embraces portable credit card terminals

Restaurants, souvenir shops and even temples and shrines are hoping to cater to foreign guests with an international custom yet to be fully adopted in Japan: letting customers pay their bills with credit cards at portable terminals instead of paying at cash registers. As the ...

Business Oct 14, 2017

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach. The IRS had contracted with Equifax to validate ...

Business / Corporate 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 Union ...

AMEX looks to double Japan profit

Business / Corporate Nov 26, 2014

AMEX looks to double Japan profit

by Minoru Matsutani

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 double ...