Android Pay To Launch In Japan By End Of 2016

Google is set to launch its digital wallet in Japan before the end of the year. Due to partner with the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group for the launch, Google would release Android Pay just as Apple Pay arrives in the country. The wallet will initially support cards from the Bank of Tokyo, before implementing Mitsubishi UFJ Nico credit cards soon after. Google is also reported to be speaking with East Japan Railway and other digital money providers in order to make Android Pay compatible with as many readers as possible throughout the country. Currently, the digital wallets used in Japan are Suica transit cards and Rakuten's Edy e-money app, which have helped double the number of digital payments in the country since 2010.