Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Press Release

April 27, 2020

Unified QR Code, “JPQR“ Promotion Project―Starting Shipment of JPQR Start Kit

  The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) plans to launch an online application form in the middle of June, which will enable JPQR applications from stores nationwide for the Unified QR Code, “JPQR” Promotion Project. In this connection, MIC has started shipping the JPQR start kit to stores which applied for JPQR in a trial application campaign.

  MIC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has conducted this demonstration project to promote Unified QR
 Code and Barcode (JPQR) which was formulated by Payments Japan Association.
  MIC plans to launch this online application form (PLUG) for the current fiscal year in mid-June that will enable JPQR applications from stores
 nationwide.
  Before this, MIC started conducting a trial application campaign in each area on an application basis and has started shipping the JPQR start kit to
 the stores which applied for JPQR in the trial application campaign. JPQR will also be available at stores in Central Government Building No. 2,
 where MIC is located. Furthermore, the JPQR printing and shipping system (DOCK) built by Payments Japan Association has come into operation.
  MIC plans to launch PLUG in the middle of June. For details, see the following website of the JPQR Promotion Project:
  • Website of the FY2020 JPQR Promotion Project
     https://jpqr-start.jp/

 [Thirteen participating payment companies]
  • atone
  • au PAY
  • UnionPay
  • commoney
  • J-Coin Pay
  • d Pay
  • FamiPay
  • PayPay
  • merpay
  • Yucho Pay
  • YOKA!Pay*
  • LINE Pay
  • Rakuten Pay (app payment)
  * For the Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd. only

  MIC is still accepting the participation of cashless payment companies, and the status of participants will be updated as needed.
  In the current fiscal year, measures to revitalize consumption will be implemented using the Individual Number Card point system. By promoting
 JPQR, MIC is planning to increase stores where the Individual Number Card point can be used. For the registration status of cashless payment
 companies for the Individual Number Card point system, refer to the website of the Individual Number Card point system.
  • Website of Individual Number Card point system
    https://mynumbercard.point.soumu.go.jp/

 

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International Policy Division,
 Global Strategy Bureau, MIC
 TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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