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Introducing IC cards, shopping-based

By Guidable Writers Jul 7, 2016

Reference:Convenient IC card of Japan, issued by railway companies

Do you have Electronic money, which is distribution company issued?



In Japan, not only the railway companies, but distribution companies also have issued its own electronic money card. If you use the electronic money, coin is unnecessary at the time of shopping. Therefore, there is a profitable services, can earn points that accumulate in every use. This time, introduce typical 4 cards.


1. Rakuten-Edy

・Originator of prepaid electronic money in Japan.

・Top the number of holders and merchants (Overlap with stores that other electronic money can be used)

・Can use at convenience store companies, local supermarket, LaLaport , department stores such as Takashimaya, Daimaru and Matsuzakaya, and family restaurant of Skylark group.

・Can also use and save the point in Mail order site “Rakuten”(like Amazon in Japan) ,operated by the parent company.
・Add from 1,000 yen to 25,000 yen at a time, maximum 50,000 yen.

・Basically, 200yen=1 point, 1point to 1 yen. (May vary in the campaign)


2. nanaco (Japanese)

・IC card of Ito-Yokado group

・Can use at Seven-Eleven, Ito-Yokado, department stores such as SEIBU and SOGO and the family restaurants of Denny’s and Mister Donut.

・Add from 1,000 yen to 49,000 yen at a time, maximum 50,000 yen.

・Basically, 100yen=1 point, 1point to 1 yen. (May vary in the campaign)

・If you use the Ito-Yokado, you are received 5% discount by card presented on the Happy Day.



3. WAON (English)

・IC card of AEON group

・Can use at AEON, Maxvalu, FamilyMart, poplar and Ministop

・Can charge and utilized in the Bic Camera consumer

・Add from 1,000 yen to 29,000 yen at a time, maximum 50,000 yen.

・Basically, 200yen=1 point, 1point to 1 yen.

・Can get double point on the day of 5th, 15th , 25th every month.

・See HP for other merchants and campaigns.


4. T-money (Japanese)

・IC card of TSUTAYA and Culture Convenience Club group

・Can use at TSUTAYA, FamilyMart, DrugEleven and so on.

・Add from 1,000 yen to 30,000 yen at a time, maximum 30,000 yen.

・Basically, 500yen=1 point, 1point to 1 yen.

・NOT T-point(T point, cannot be charged, it is a system of accumulation points on shopping at merchants.)


If you have regular shop of shopping, why not consider one of the electronic money card? Because, ALL CARDS ISSUE IS FREE!