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Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd. In cooperation with Keikyu Corporation, we will begin a demonstration experiment of a ride service that utilizes touch payments such as credit cards and debit cards on the Toei Subway.

Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd.
In collaboration with Keikyu Corporation, we will begin a
demonstration experiment of a ride service that utilizes touch payments such as credit cards and debit cards on the Toei Subway. ~More convenient and smooth travel for foreign visitors to Japan from Haneda Airport to the city center~
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Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Director-General of Transportation: Hideo Kuga), Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, President and Representative Director: Yukihiko Onishi), Visa Worldwide Japan Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Tokyo) Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Seetan Kitney), JCB Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President and CEO: Takayoshi Futa), Omron Social Solutions Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director) President: Katsuhiro Shikata), Nippon Signal Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Hidehiko Tsukamoto), and QUADRAC Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Masayuki Takada) will be scheduled to be completed within 2024 (planned) ), cards that support touch payments (credit, debit, prepaid) and smartphones equipped with these cards utilize the public transportation solution “stera transit” provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Card, such as on the Toei Asakusa Line. We will begin a demonstration experiment regarding the ride service.
By using touch payments with credit cards, debit cards, etc., you can smoothly travel by train using your touch payment-compatible card or smartphone with the same card installed, without having to charge your IC card or purchase tickets. You will be able to board the train.
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This demonstration experiment will be carried out in collaboration with Keikyu Corporation, which has mutual direct service with the Toei Asakusa Line, making it possible for the first time in the Tokyo metropolitan area to allow mutual use of touch payments such as credit cards between operators.
As a result, for example, when foreign visitors to Japan using Haneda Airport board a Keikyu train and get off at a Toei subway station, they can transfer their credit card, etc. to an automatic ticket gate (at some stations and ticket gates). You can board and disembark by simply touching the dedicated terminal (dedicated terminal), allowing you to travel smoothly from Haneda Airport to the city center. Please see below for details.
Demonstration experiment of ride service using touch payment such as credit card (overview)
【overview】
■Starting time
Within 2024 (planned)
■How to ride
By touching your existing touch payment compatible card (credit, debit, prepaid) or smartphone with the same card set on a dedicated reader (*) newly installed at the automatic ticket gate, you can pass through the ticket gate directly. You can ride the ladder.
*At some stations and ticket gates, dedicated terminals are required. ■Target stations
Some stations on the Toei Asakusa Line and Oedo Line (about 20 stations) ■Payment brand
Visa, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, UnionPay *Mastercard(R) will be added sequentially.
■Role of each company
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【reference】
■About touch payment
Touch payment is a payment method that utilizes international standard security authentication technology that is used both domestically and internationally. Just touch a compatible terminal with a card that supports touch payments (credit, debit, prepaid) or a smartphone with the same card set up, and there is no need to sign or enter a PIN (*), making it quick, safe, and secure. Your payment will be completed. The stores that can be used are not only convenience stores, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, restaurants, drug stores, bookstores, department stores, commercial facilities, etc., but also public transportation, and the usage scenes in daily life are increasing. It’s expanding more and more.
*For payments exceeding a certain amount, you will be required to insert your card and enter your PIN number, or to verify your identity by signing.
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■About stara transit
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The payment platform “stera” is a payment platform for businesses built by Sumitomo Mitsui Card in collaboration with GMO Payment Gateway, GMO Financial Gate, and Visa to solve the issues associated with introducing cashless payments. “stera transit” is a solution for public transportation that utilizes the “stera” payment platform and the international brand’s contactless payment “touch payment.” In addition to “improving convenience” for consumers by eliminating the need for cash or pre-loading, it has a wide range of effects that go beyond the transportation field, such as “preventing infectious diseases,” “improving an environment for accepting inbound tourists,” and “promoting local cashless payments.” is also expected.
Additionally, “stera transit” technology can be used as an
authentication platform for MaaS and smart cities. In the future, we plan to introduce this system throughout the country.
(Details will be announced before the start of the demonstration experiment.) More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000480.000032321.html



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