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Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints

Japan wants tourists to pay for everything with fingerprints With that in mind, tourists would be best arriving there with a lot of cash.Although Japan has a very low crime rate, the Japanese government would like to remove the hassle of using cash or cards completely for tourists.

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland This makes Japan Apple's fifth market globally to get this payment method after Germany and Russia last year, and just a day after Taiwan and Switzerland launched on Tuesday.Direct billing is an additional payment mode for users, who have relied on credit cards and iTunes stored value cards in the past to make their virtual purchases.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.