Monthly Archives: June 2019

Cashless-Bound: Japan’s Transport, e-Commerce Partnership on the Fast Track

Partnership between Japan’s transport and e-commerce giant revs up Tokyo’s efforts to go cashless. The Japanese transportation industry is leading the country’s long-standing efforts to go cashless. Earlier this month, two major players from the archipelago’s e-commerce and transport industries partnered up to simplify and promote payments that do not require hard cash. Homegrown e-commerce giant Rakuten plans to incorporate its services into Japan’s premier railway firm, the East Japan Railway Company or JR East to provide electronic support for its “Suica” cards. The cards are used […]

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