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Friday, 13 March 2015, 14:00 HKT/SGT

Source: JCB
JCB Opens JCB Plaza Kyoto Customer Service Center for Visitors to Japan

TOKYO, Mar 13, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB Co., Ltd.("JCB"), the only global payment brand based in Japan, is pleased to announce that it will open the JCB Plaza Kyoto customer service center for visitors to Japan on April 1, 2015. Located in the Kyoto Station Building, and designed to provide a calm, tranquil atmosphere based on the Japanese concept, the new JCB Plaza Kyoto offers JCB services to support travelers such as sightseeing information, restaurant and hotel reservations, free internet browsing and daily baggage check.

JCB Opens JCB Plaza Kyoto Customer Service Center for Visitors to Japan

The first JCB Plaza was opened in Paris in 1990 and now there are 62 Plazas located in popular destinations around the world serving more than 200,000 JCB cardmembers a year. JCB Plaza Kyoto is the second Plaza in Japan after JCB Plaza Tokyo to provide unique JCB hospitality and travel support to the increasing number of visitors coming to Japan.

JCB is creating a range of cardmember benefits in addition to the new JCB Plaza Kyoto to respond to customer demand such as offering Travel Japan Wi-Fi[1] and JCB Global Wi-Fi[2] for improved internet access in Japan. The JCB cardmember-only internet site "JCB Plaza Web" provides information on discounts and other special offers available to cardmembers at shops, restaurants and other facilities at popular spots in Japan in multiple language.

Koremitsu Sannomiya, Head of Brand Business Group of JCB, commented, "The number of foreign tourists coming to Japan during last year grew to over 13 million, which has doubled over the past three years. With the increasing number of JCB cardmembers worldwide and the Asian region in particular, we expect more and more JCB cardmembers will travel to Japan within the next few years. We have been working to develop more services for those cardmembers to make their stay more convenient and comfortable."

[1] Provides access to maximum 200,000 free hotspots throughout Japan. In collaboration with Wire and Wireless.
[2] Low cost (600 yen per day) mobile Wi-Fi router rental. In collaboration with Vision Inc.

About JCB Plaza Kyoto

- Located in the Kyoto Station Building across from the entrance to Kyoto Theater.
- Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day.
- Provides services to JCB cardmembers, including free internet and Wi-Fi access, free beverages; Kyoto area guidebooks and magazines available for reading at the Plaza.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 27 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 17 countries and territories, with about 87 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english

Note: JCB statistics included in About JCB are as of the end of September 2014.

JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

Topic: Press release summary
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments
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