East Japan Railway, the nation’s largest railway company covers eastern Honshu (the main island of Japan) including Tokyo and around area, announced [J] that Amazon Japan (and its online shoes shop Javari) accepts their Suica e-money immediately from release day, February 19th.
Suica has been issued 38.88 million at the end of March 2012, 36.57 million of it support e-money payment. 2.82 million commuters use it on their cellphone and 74.64 million transactions are processed at 177,630 stations and shops monthly.
You may pay by mobile-suica directly on cellphones supporting osaifu-ketai, most of feature phones, some of Android handsets (prone to the ones provided by Japanese makers, but there are many exceptions). Card-type Suica can be used as well if your PC have, or you attach (suica-compatible) NFC reader on it.
Rakuten Edy, another e-money which has the largest issued number, and the other cellphone-based e-money iD, have been available on Amazon Japan.
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