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Startup bets it can end Japan's love affair with cash payments

Business / Tech Nov 1, 2018

Startup bets it can end Japan's love affair with cash payments

Across most of Asia, people pay for taxi rides, restaurant meals and merchandise with smartphone-readable barcodes — except in Japan, where cash is still king. Now, as the country's biggest web companies race to capture the payments market, one Tokyo-based startup says it has a ...

Payments via QR codes slowly becoming more widespread in Japan

Business 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 ...

Honda says profit will determine pay

Business / Corporate Dec 13, 2013

Honda says profit will determine pay

by Matthew Winkler and Alan Ohnsman

Honda Motor Co. Executive Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura said the automaker will set pay based on reaching profitability targets rather than government directives on how fast to increase compensation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called four meetings since September with union and business leaders to ...