Starting today, Visa will now be supporting Apple Pay in Japan for its credit and debit cards. This means that for Visa cards that have been issued by Aplus, SMBC Finance Service, NTT DoCoMo, Credit Saison, JACCS, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Card, and Rakuten will now be able to add cards to iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch and iPad.

Japan as a culture is a cash prominent society, despite this the country has a goal of having 40% of transactions made to be digital by 2025.

Just the year, Apple Pay has launched in Mexico, Israel and was added to the New York City tube.