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Foreigners in Japan find new credit cards just for them

Underserved market takes on new appeal as immigration rises

A supermarket in Tsukuba, a university town northeast of Tokyo: Even in cash-loving Japan, life without a Japanese credit card can be difficult. (Photo by Kento Hirashima)

TOKYO -- Mehmet Ciftci, a 28-year-old from Turkey working at a startup here, has struggled to obtain a credit card despite his steady job and bank account.

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