February 17, 2020 Accepting Applications for Support, including Briefings, for Unified QR JPQR Promotion Project

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will provide briefings and other support for promoting applications for JPQR from stores nationwide for the Unified QR JPQR Promotion Project for the next fiscal year. In this connection, MIC, at this moment, announces that it has started accepting applications for support, including briefings.

MIC, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has been implementing a demonstration project for the spread of unified QR code and barcode (JPQR) settlement formulated by the Commission for Promotion of Cashless Settlement in five prefectures (i.e., Iwate, Nagano, Wakayama, Fukuoka, and Tochigi) this year.
At the end of May of the next fiscal year, a web reception system will come into operation, which will enable stores nationwide to apply for JPQR settlement in merchant presented mode (MPM) through a website.
In the next fiscal year, measures to revitalize consumption will be implemented using minor points. It is expected that JPQR settlement will enable the efficient introduction of many minor point payment services. Eight payment companies participated in the promotion of JPQR settlement this year. Still, MIC is currently adjusting expand the number of participating payment businesses and will announce them in stages.
For this reason, MIC will provide support nationwide, including briefing sessions, the dispatching of lecturers to briefing sessions, application support, and initial setting support, to facilitate applications for JPQR from stores throughout Japan.
MIC is pleased to announce that it has begun accepting applications for support, including the above briefings. MIC is waiting for applications from municipalities, commercial and industrial organizations, and a wide range of stores and associations.


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