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    GINZA SIX, One of the Largest Commercial Facilities in the Ginza Area, To Fully Introduce Mobile Payment for AirREGI, a QR Payment Service to Attract Visitors to Japan and Can Use Alipay, China's Largest Mobile Payment Application

    Jan 30, 2018 | Recruit

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    Recruit Lifestyle’s settlement service, Mobile Settlement for AirREGI, will be gradually introduced to one of the most extensive commercial facilities in Ginza, Tokyo: entire GINZA SIX*, one of the largest commercial facilities in the Ginza area in Tokyo, operated by GINZA SIX Retail Management Co., Ltd. First, it will be introduced to approximately 30 stores on the beauty (B1) floor of GINZA SIX starting Thursday, February 8, 2018. As a result, China's largest mobile payment application Alipay will be available.

    *Some stores are excluded.

    Mobile Payment for AirREGI: https://airregi.jp/mp/To 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 Chinese New Year), GINZA SIX has decided to sequentially introduce Mobile Payment for AirREGI, which supports Alipay, throughout the entire building* starting Thursday, February 8, 2018. The system will first be introduced to approximately 30 stores on the beauty (B1) floor of GINZA SIX, and will expand to the entire building by the summer of 2018. (*Some stores are excluded.)

    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.

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    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: https://airregi.jp/mp/To an external site

    About AirPAY: https://airregi.jp/payment/To an external site

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    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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