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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 ...

Japanese government grants Rakuten's entry into cellphone market

Apr 10, 2018

Japanese government grants Rakuten's entry into cellphone market

The government has formally approved Rakuten Inc.'s entry into the country's mobile telecommunications sector with its own wireless network, potentially sparking a price war in an already saturated market. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Seiko Noda issued the certificate Monday. The e-commerce giant will start ...