Tag Archives: Japan

DOCOMO Develops Multi-Profile SIM for Smartphones and Tablets

By | November 28, 2017

TOKYO, Nov 28, 2017 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that in collaboration with Gemalto, it has developed the world’s first(1) multi-profile SIM for use through multi-carrier collaborations that can allow users to switch between profiles, which include data such as contract information and telephone numbers, on their smartphone or tablet in each country. The solution… Read More »

IDEMIA and JCB Partner to Launch the First F-Code Payment Card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces its partnership with JCB, the leading international payment network in Japan, to introduce the future of biometric payments to Japanese customers. With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up… Read More »

IDEMIA and JCB partner to launch the first F-Code payment card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up for biometric payments in Japan and within regional JCB core markets. F-Code reinforces the user’s security and privacy by ensuring a unique and universal identification. It also helps retailers speed up the check-out process as well as enabling banks and… Read More »

Japan – Tokyo cops arrest Chinese national in credit card forgeries

By | October 5, 2017

TOKYO (TR) – Law enforcement divisions in multiple districts, including Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, have re-arrested a Chinese national living in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture who heads an export business over the fabrication of credit cards, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 3). On June 26, Wang Zheng, the president of a cosmetics export business, allegedly received from an acquaintance… Read More »

Japan – Apple Pay used in fraudulent ¥4.45 million cigarette-buying spree in Saitama

By | June 3, 2017

SAITAMA – A 29-year-old Chinese man has been indicted in what is being described as Japan’s first known fraud case linked to Apple Pay, the new mobile payment service. In March, four Chinese nationals allegedly used two iPhone 7s to purchase 981 cartons of cigarettes worth ¥4.45 million via Apple Pay at a convenience store in Saitama Prefecture… Read More »

Card Payments in Japan to Be More Convenient

By | May 11, 2017

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)—Making payments with chip-embedded cards in Japan is expected to become easier for visitors from abroad as efforts have begun to introduce contactless payment systems that are globally common. In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) has decided to install contactless card readers at all its… Read More »

Gemalto Accelerates IoT Adoption and Innovation in Japan

By | April 3, 2017

​​​Amsterdam, Apr. 3, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) as a partner for On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services enabling both consumer and industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT connectivity and deployment of value added applications and services. Under the collaboration, Gemalto will supply its Remote SIM… Read More »

SoftBank Signs On for Gemalto eSIM Provisioning Solution

By | April 3, 2017

Japan-based telecom SoftBank will use Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity for remote SIM provisioning. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto suggested that its ODC platform will give the MNO “a competitive edge” in offering digital services not just for smartphones, but other Internet of Things devices like wearables, smart meters, and connected cars. The company also highlighted the “great… Read More »

SoftBank is Working on Reprogrammable eSIM Technology for IoT; SIM to be Carrier Independent

By | March 30, 2017

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank appears to be dipping its toes in the Internet of Things (IoT) space with the announcement of an eSIM project for IoT devices. An eSIM (embedded SIM) is an electronic SIM card that can be reprogrammed as necessary, and even remotely. A user/administrator can remotely convert the eSIM to support any compatible carrier network.… Read More »

FIME first to perform Mastercard Contactless Reader Level 2 testing in Japan

By | March 22, 2017

FIME today announces its Japanese laboratory is the first in the country to be approved to perform testing in line with the Mastercard Contactless Reader specification and EMVCo Book C-2 specification. These documents define the functionality required when implementing Mastercard contactless terminal kernels. Japanese contactless payment terminal and mobile point of sale (mPOS) manufacturers, as well as kernel… Read More »

Enhancing CX with Digital Commerce

By | March 8, 2017

About the conference On 8 March 2017, APSCA will host an international conference on Enhancing CX with Digital Commerce at RETAILTECH JAPAN, focusing on how to combine payments with an enhanced customer experience to create a new end-to-end shopping experience that begins with a consumer’s initial interest in a product, through research, purchase and engaging with the brand… Read More »

Norwegian Minister of Trade Introduces Partnership Between Zwipe and Hitachi High-Tech to Major Japanese Companies

By | February 2, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN– 26 January 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe was introduced this week to major card manufacturers and companies working in Fintech by Monica Mæland, the Norwegian Minister of Trade at a seminar organized and hosted by Zwipe’s partner in Japan, Hitachi High-Technologies. The purpose of the visit by the Minister was to meet with Japanese and… Read More »