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Alipay brings rewards to Japan's Lawson

Points can be redeemed at convenience chain's Chinese, Japanese locations

Alipay can be used at Lawson's 13,000 Japanese stores.

TOKYO -- Alibaba Group Holding is teaming up with Lawson to let users of its Alipay online payment platform accumulate and redeem loyalty points through purchases at the convenience store chain's outlets in both Japan and China.

Alibaba Group affiliate and Alipay operator Ant Financial Services Group recently reached an agreement with Lawson to begin promotions at the chain's 13,000 Japanese stores as well as at its roughly 1,000 locations in China.

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