Suica – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, near field communication (NFC) and contactless, and beyond Wed, 12 May 2021 14:52:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Suica – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Visa switches on Apple Pay support in Japan https://www.nfcw.com/whats-new-in-payments/visa-switches-on-apple-pay-support-in-japan/ Tue, 11 May 2021 15:29:37 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=72177 Consumers in Japan can now add their Visa credit or debit cards to Apple Pay and use them to make in-store, in-app and online payments from their iPhone or Apple Watch. The card network has switched on Apple Pay support in the country for customers with Visa cards issued by Aplus, Credit Saison, JACCS, Micard, […]

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JR East to offer extra loyalty points to transit card users travelling off-peak https://www.nfcw.com/2020/11/11/369122/jr-east-to-offer-extra-loyalty-points-to-transit-card-users-travelling-off-peak/ Wed, 11 Nov 2020 12:23:13 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=69122 Commuters on JR East train services in the Tokyo metropolitan area who pay for their tickets using a commuter pass stored on their Suica transit card will receive additional JRE loyalty points for travelling outside peak times from March 2021. The Japanese rail operator will reward passengers travelling on weekdays during a pre-rush hour “early […]

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LA Metro to let passengers add their TAP transit card to Apple Pay ‘this year’ https://www.nfcw.com/2020/07/15/367320/la-metro-to-let-passengers-add-their-tap-transit-card-to-apple-pay-this-year/ Wed, 15 Jul 2020 11:44:30 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=67320 Public transport users in Los Angeles will be able to add their TAP transit card to their iPhone or Apple Watch “this year”, LA Metro has announced. Once live, the transportation operator will join New York, Portland and Chicago in offering the service in the US. Internationally, the service is supported in mainland China, Hong […]

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Garmin lets Japanese commuters add Suica transit cards to smart wearables https://www.nfcw.com/2020/05/26/366637/garmin-lets-japanese-commuters-add-suica-transit-cards-to-smart-wearables/ Tue, 26 May 2020 15:29:33 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66637 Garmin smartwatch owners in Japan can now add their Suica transit card to their wearable device and use it to pay for public transportation and at stores that accept Suica payments. The service is compatible with Android and iOS devices and is currently available for owners of 10 different Garmin models. Until now, digital versions […]

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Apple Pay Express Transit payments roll out to 275 cities across China https://www.nfcw.com/2020/04/14/366307/apple-pay-express-transit-payments-roll-out-to-275-cities-across-china/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:09:05 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=66307 Commuters in 275 Chinese cities can now add their T-Union public transportation card to their iPhone or Apple Watch and then use their smartphone or wearable to tap in and out of bus and subway services without the need to first validate the transaction using Face ID, Touch ID or a passcode. The move marks […]

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JR East introduces loyalty points for transit ticketing payments https://www.nfcw.com/2019/09/06/364297/jr-east-introduces-loyalty-points-for-transit-ticketing-payments/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:54:07 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=64297 Users of Japanese rail operator JR East’s Suica stored value transit cards will soon be able to start collecting loyalty points when they use their account to pay for their journeys — and will receive four times as many points when they use Suica to make a payment with their mobile phone rather than a […]

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Google includes support for FeliCa NFC payments in Pixel 3 smartphones https://www.nfcw.com/2018/10/12/358340/google-supports-felica-nfc-payments-in-pixel-3/ Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:22:53 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=58340 Google has extended the NFC capabilities of its Pixel smartphones with the addition of support for ‘NFC-F’ FeliCa NFC mobile payments in Japanese versions of its new Pixel 3 smartphones. This is the first time that Google has made a Pixel smartphone available in Japan but Android users in the country have been able to […]

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Google Pay adds support for Japanese payment cards https://www.nfcw.com/2018/05/25/357114/google-pay-adds-support-for-japanese-payment-cards/ Fri, 25 May 2018 10:15:08 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=57114 “Starting today, you can add and manage your Suica and Waon cards in Google Pay if you live in Japan and have an Osaifu-Keitai eligible phone. This means four major Japanese prepaid e-money cards — Nanaco, Rakuten Edy, Suica and Waon — can all be used with Google Pay. You’ll be able to pay with […]

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NFC Forum case studies show how NFC can be used to build new consumer experiences https://www.nfcw.com/2018/01/10/356132/nfc-forum-case-studies-show-nfc-can-used-build-new-consumer-experiences/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:31:55 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=56132 A 20-page ebook that shows how developers and product designers are using NFC to deliver next generation user experiences in transportation, retail, marketing and product authentication, and the Internet of Things is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘Innovative ways companies are using NFC to unlock next-generation user experiences’ includes five […]

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New iPhones and Apple Watch to support NFC-F for FeliCa payments around the world https://www.nfcw.com/2017/09/25/354821/new-iphones-apple-watch-support-nfc-f-felica-payments-around-world/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:12:30 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=54821 “Though Apple is very low key about global NFC-F support, FeliCa systems outside of Japan, such as Hong Kong’s MTR system and Octopus Card, and Singapore’s EZ-Link will be able to add Apple Pay Suica-like services… It also means that ‘inbound’ visitors to Japan can add Apple Pay Suica with the new devices.”

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