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Japanese banks to link e-money with popular Suica transit card

JR East's large user base gives digital latecomers a potential edge

JR East's Suica card, and its accompanying app, are a popular contactless payment method in Japan. (Photo courtesy of JR East)

TOKYO -- Japan's three megabanks look to link their digital currencies to East Japan Railway's popular Suica smart transit card, hoping to expand their customer bases by improving convenience.

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