Visa Credit and Debit Card Support Comes to Apple Pay in Japan

Visa Credit and Debit Card Support Comes to Apple Pay in Japan

Visa Japan has announced that starting today, Visa debit and credit card users in Japan can now be used with Apple Pay.

Visa cards issued by Aplus, SMBC Finance ServiceNTT DoCoMoCredit SaisonJACCSMitsui Sumitomo Bank Card, and Rakuten cards can now be added to a user’s Wallet on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay

Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:

  • iPhone users running iOS 12 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
  • Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.

First introduced in 2014, Apple Pay is now available in over 50 countries or regions around the world.

Japan has set a goal of achieving 40% of all daily transactions via digital, cashless methods by 2025.

The full list of ‌Apple Pay‌ countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.

For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.