Japan's train stations usher in tap-to-pay gates for credit cards

Tokyo Metro and Tokyu set to roll out service, easing payment hassle for tourists

TOKYO, Aug 08 (Nikkei) - Japanese commuter rail companies are introducing contactless fare payment systems compatible with credit and debit cards in a push to make the services more convenient for foreign tourists.

Tokyo Metro, which runs subway lines in the country's capital, will begin a trial for the service on some lines in fiscal 2024 using a platform developed by Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. ...continue reading