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Payments via QR codes slowly becoming more widespread in Japan

Aug 31, 2018

Payments via QR codes slowly becoming more widespread in Japan

The number of restaurants, convenience stores and other shops accepting payments with smartphones using QR codes is rising in Japan, although the pace of growth is slow. Major information technology firms are working to promote a cashless payment system and banks are also joining the ...

May 16, 2018

Line, Marui and KDDI look for slice of the securities industry

Companies in telecommunications, retail and other sectors are entering the securities industry in Japan, aiming to provide young people with financial services that can be conveniently used with credit cards or smartphones. Earlier this year, mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp., messaging app provider Line Corp. ...

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

/ Mar 29, 2018

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

Line Corp. and Nomura Holdings Inc. are considering providing joint securities services to clients who use Line. The two companies said Wednesday that they are planning to establish a joint venture by the end of May to offer mobile and online brokerage services and investment ...

The top business news stories of 2017

Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...

Smart ways to communicate

| Dec 17, 2017

Smart ways to communicate

by Chiho Komoriya

The Babel fish stick When overseas, trying to speak an unfamiliar language can be a difficult and stressful task, especially if you're on a vacation and there isn't enough time to learn useful phrases before heading out. Logbar has a solution that sounds like science ...