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Google Play gets NFC vending machines in Japan

October 1st, 2013

Google Japan has unveiled a vending machine that allows consumers to tap to download Android games from the Google Play store via NFC. The units will be located outside the Parco department store in Shibuya,… More

NFC lamp post information service to launch in Tokyo

May 24th, 2013

One of the busiest commercial locations in Tokyo is to be equipped with an NFC-based information and advertising service. Internet advertising and social gaming company CyberAgent, in partnership with Shibuya Television and technology provider Toppan… More

Pepsi Special gets Tokyo NFC advertising campaign

November 19th, 2012

Drinks distributor Suntory is promoting the launch of Pepsi Special in Japan via NFC tags placed on two Tokyo railway lines that offer travellers the chance to win free samples and access information about the new “fat-busting” soda drink. More

JCB to launch mobile wallet

November 12th, 2012

Japanese payment brand JCB has begun a one month trial of a new JCB Mobile Wallet platform in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district and says it will launch the product commercially in 2013. The JCB Mobile Wallet handles payments, points programs, discounts and other special offers and is based on a platform developed by Dai Nippon Printing.

Gap Japan votes with NFC

June 27th, 2012

Fashion chain Gap has used wristbands and NFC phones to allow customers to vote for the best dressed staff at two stores in Tokyo. Customers were given contactless wristbands which were then “high fived” against NFC phones carried by store assistants. A successful touch registered a vote, signalled by a cheer from the phone and a post being made to the customer’s Facebook timeline, reports CScout Japan’s Michael Keferl.

Nintendo confirms NFC in Wii U

June 4th, 2012

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U Game Pad, first unveiled at an investors meeting in Tokyo in January, will be equipped with NFC functionality. “You can place cards or figures on this and relevant… More

Nintendo to include NFC in its next games console

January 27th, 2012

The Wii U, expected to ship during the second half of 2012, is to come with NFC functionality built into its next-generation controller, allowing players to interact with NFC-enabled figures and cards as well as to pay for games and other items. More

KDDI launches NFC in Japan

January 16th, 2012

The mobile network operator will begin commercial NFC services from the end of January with partners including Japan Airlines, credit card issuers, loyalty programme providers and retailers. More

Google tests NFC in Tokyo

June 23rd, 2011

The search giant has distributed custom NFC base stations to merchants in Tokyo’s Roppongi district that let shoppers rate and review merchants — and allow Google to serve recommendations on additional locations based on the places consumers say they like. More