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Japan mobile pay companies seek international partners

South Korean and Chinese tie-ups aim to lure tourism-focused merchants

PayPay has signed up more than 8 million users and about 700,000 merchants in Japan. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Japanese mobile payment services are teaming with counterparts in South Korea and China as a way to lure local merchants who seek to tap revenue streams from a surge in tourists from those countries.

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