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Economy

Japan dabbles with mobile payments, but cash still king

Regular folks cling to cash, despite a government push for e-payments

Japanese banks are introducing mobile ATMs to supply cash to people in remote regions

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants more people to make smartphone-based mobile payments in his country, like they do in China. But many regular Japanese are not so keen.

Efficient, multi-tasking ATMs seem to be around almost every corner in Japan, making cash the most convenient means of daily transactions. And if there are no ATMs around, banks seem ready to bring one to your area.

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