Apple Pay Japan Gains Support For Six New Credit Cards
Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion
Apple on Wednesday local Japan time activated a two month-long Apple Pay promotion offering cash back, points and more to users of the digital payments service, just in time to take advantage of six new supporting card issuers.
For example, JR East, one of Apple Pay's first Japanese partners, is offering users a 1,000-yen credit with a renewed commuter ticket or new ticket purchase made through the company's Suica app.
In conjunction with the promotion, Apple added APLUS, EPOS, JACCS, Cedyna, POCKETCARD and Life to its list of participating card issuers. Most of the new firms are offering some form of reward as part of the spring campaign.
Apple also announced upcoming support from UCS, though a timeline for integration has yet to be announced.
Apple has in the past launched similar promotions to drum up interest and usage rates for its fledgling digital wallet product. Last July, for example, the company activated an Apple Pay campaign that offered U.S. customers discounts on certain in-app purchases.
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