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    Mobile Payment for AirREGI, a QR Payment Service to Attract Visitors to Japan and Can Use Alipay, China's Largest Mobile Payment Application, to be Introduced at 216 Stores by Watami Corporation, Support for Alipay

    Jan 11, 2018 | Recruit

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    Mobile Payment for AirREGI, a QR payment service operated by Recruit Lifestyle to attract visitors to Japan, will be gradually introduced at 216 stores across four business sectors by Watami CorporationTo an external site beginning January 15, 2018. The service will support China's largest mobile payment application, Alipay.

    (Mobile Payment for AirREGI: an external site)

    Overview and Background

    Mobile Payment for AirREGI allows customers to pay by scanning a QR code. To date, the system has been introduced in a variety of stores, including major apparel brands, electronics retail stores, and lodging facilities.

    To make payments easier for Chinese visitors (and in anticipation of the 2018 Chinese New Year), Watami Corp. has decided to sequentially introduce Mobile Payment for AirREGI, which supports Alipay, to a total of 216 restaurants across four business sectors, including the Japanese restaurant "Watami" nationwide.

    This service will make it easier for Chinese customers to use commercial facilities by allowing them to pay using Alipay, just as they do in mainland China.

    Stores only need to have the Mobile Payment for AirREGI application downloaded on an iOS device, and an internet connection to introduce payment services, such as Alipay, without incurring initial costs.

    Recruit will continue to promote the introduction of Mobile Payment for AirREGI in various areas and contribute to improving settlement services for Japanese and foreign customers.


    About Mobile Payment for AirREGI

    Mobile Payment for AirREGI is a mobile payment service that allows customers to pay by scanning a QR code. Stores only need an iPad or iPhone and an internet connection to use the service without any initial cost. Mobile Payment is compatible with the Chinese mobile payment application Alipay, virtual currency Bitcoin, and LINE Pay, a smartphone wallet service developed on the communication application LINE.

    Mobile Payment will make payments easier for foreign visitors to Japan and contribute to increased merchant sales. In addition to Mobile Payment for AirREGI, Recruit is also continuing to develop AirPAY, a convenient settlement service that accepts credit cards and electronic money.

    By supporting all types of payment methods, Recruit will continue to meet the diversified needs of customers and promote business support for stores.

    About Mobile Payment for AirREGI: an external site

    About AirPAY: an external site


    About Alipay

    Alipay, established by the Alibaba Group in 2004, is the world's largest payment platform that offers online payments for e-commerce businesses, face-to-face payments for real stores, various smartphone-based lifestyle services, and asset management products. With more than 520 million real-name authenticated users in China, it has the largest market share in the Chinese mobile payment market. The average number of transactions per day exceeds 160 million.



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