Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Business / Tech Dec 17, 2018

Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Major convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has launched an experimental outlet in Tokyo with an unmanned payment system and facial recognition technology. The facial recognition system was developed by technology giant NEC Corp. Seven-Eleven Japan plans to open such outlets in locations where customers can ...

Business Apr 11, 2018

Japan's departure tax gets final Diet approval

A day after a bill specifying how the government will use funds from a ¥1,000 departure tax passed through the Diet, the tax itself received final approval Wednesday in Tokyo. Starting next year, travelers will be required to pay the levy when they leave Japan ...