Chinese internet giant Tencent is working to roll out its WeChat Pay mobile payment service to 10,000 Japanese stores by the end of 2016. “WeChat Pay, linked to the popular WeChat messaging app, lets its more than 300m users pay via smartphone at 300,000-plus locations in China,” Nikkei reports. “Only a few Japanese stores have adopted it so far. The plan is to have 20,000 stores in Japan accept WeChat Pay as soon as possible.”
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