Cashless trend catching on in Japan

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2019. 05. 14. 08:50

Japan is taking steps toward becoming a cashless society, with all transactions paid in cash expected to decline from 76.2% in 2018 to 71.4% in 2022, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData.

The report, Payments Landscape in Japan: Opportunities and Risks to 2022, reveals that the total value of card payments in Japan increased from 47 trillion yen ($428.1 billion) in 2014 to 64.5 trillion yen ($587.6 billion) in 2018 and is forecast to reach 82.6 trillion yen ($752.6 billion) in 2022.

The Japanese government released its ‘Cashless Vision’ in April 2018, with the aim of achieving a cashless payment ratio of at least 40% by 2025. Standardized QR-code payments and cashless self-service kiosks are key components of this initiative, the release said.

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