In-use e-money cards surpass 182 million
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Nov 27
The number of outstanding prepaid electronic money cards issued in Japan reached 182.17 million in June, triple the level five years ago, a recent Bank of Japan survey showed.
The number of prepaid e-money cards, including East Japan Railway Co.'s Suica and Rakuten Inc.'s Edy, grew at an annual pace of 15 percent to 20 percent in recent years, the central bank said.
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