|JCB Japan Guide Available for iPhone(R)
JCB (JCN Newswire)
2012-04-19 Tokyo, Apr 19, 2012 - ( JCN Newswire ) - JCB, a leading international payment brand, announced the launch of the free JCB Japan Guide application for iPhone(R) on April 17, 2012. JCB Hawaii Guide for iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) and Android in Japanese language was released last June and provides JCB cardmembers access to location-based deals and offers using the GPS locator function in addition to travel and sightseeing information. JCB Japan Guide will be the first Application in English for JCB cardmembers visiting Japan from overseas.
JCB Japan Guide will meet the visitors' needs providing approximately 200 special offers, discounts and other deals such as free beverages at restaurants available with JCB Card payment. Moreover, the application offers popular tourist information and other useful information.
"JCB is pleased to launch this new smartphone application designed for our JCB cardmembers who travel to Japan", said Tac Watanabe, Executive Vice President, Brand Infrastructure & Technologies of JCB. "This application will be able to provide JCB's unique value to cardmembers visiting Japan, as this application contains a variety of offers that are available due to JCB's unique position in Japan as a payment brand and a merchant acquirer."
"With the considerable increase in usage of smartphones, which is expected to overtake the conventional cell phone in the near future, JCB is developing a wide range of services for iPhone(R) and other smartphones and planning to offer this application in languages such as traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, and Korean to enhance the convenience for JCB cardmembers globally", said Tac Watanabe.
More information about JCB Japan Guide for iPhone(R)
1) Special offer search
Search approximately 200 merchant offers by location, category and merchant name. Show the merchant the coupon display and pay with JCB to get the offer.
2) Information for visitors
Sightseeing information, transportation, climate, and other useful information for visitors to Japan.
3) JCB international travel services
Guide to JCB's wide variety of international travel services - before departure and in Japan.
4) Twitter and Facebook sharing
Only a touch of a button to share discount and other information on Twitter and Facebook.
Eligible: All JCB cardmembers (any card with the JCB logo mark, except those issued in Japan )
Phones: iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) and iPad(R) (iOS 4.0 or later)
Download: Available from the App Store(TM).
JCB is a major global payment brand and leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding overseas in 1981. Its acceptance network includes 20 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 71 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 provide 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 2011.