JCB to offer Apple Pay in Japan

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JCB announced that Apple Pay will launch in Japan in October to make mobile payments with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2.

JCB has been a pioneer in the Japanese payment industry, as part of this initiative, JCB introduced the contactless payment solution QUICPay in 2005, playing a leading role for mobile payments in Japan.

The QUICPay acceptance network can now be used for Apple Pay transactions, enabling everyday use at places such as convenience stores, supermarkets and drug stores.

The newly released JCB Token Platform (JTP) will play an important role in the technology for secure mobile payments by replacing the original card number with a unique device specific number for Apple Pay users.

For JCB cardholders, online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger on Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.

When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later.