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New China Construction Bank JCB Card for Chinese Visiting Japan

Access to a wide range of special customers services in Japan

Tokyo, Jan 21, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, today announced that China Construction Bank (CCB), a major commercial bank in China, is launching Japan Traveling Credit Card with JCBI targeting Chinese who travel to Japan. CCB will start issuing the new card later this month.

Japan Traveling Credit Card gives customers access to wide range of special services in Japan including three days free mobile Wi-Fi router rental and discounts on admission to popular sightseeing spots. JCB cardmembers outside Japan can also take advantage of standard JCB card services such as discounts at duty-free shops at selected airports and free gift certificates when making reservations at 6,000 hotels in Japan[1] for Platinum cardmembers.

CCB is one of China's biggest banks, with a branch network extending throughout the country and a firm customer base. CCB has been a JCB merchant acquiring partner since 1995 and a card issuing partner since 2010 and is steadily building credit card business together with JCB.

"The number of Chinese travelling to Japan is growing dramatically, and I expect Japan Traveling Credit Card will serve the needs of such travelers. Japan Traveling Credit Card is focused on providing cardmembers with top-level service and will make their trip to Japan more enjoyable," said Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI. "China is one of the most important markets with over 10 million JCB cardmembers. I look forward to continuing to work with our partners such as CCB to enhance our payment related services for cardmembers in China," he added.

JCB partner banks in China have been issuing JCB cards since 2005 and now there are over 10 million cards in the market issued by a total of 10 partner banks. From January to November 2014, about 2.2 million Chinese tourists visited Japan, an increase of 82.2% over the year before, and continuing steady growth is expected.

[1]Gift certificate amount varies with room charges.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its Japanese card business in 1961 and established worldwide expansion in 1981. Its acceptance network includes roughly 27 million merchants and over one million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 17 countries and territories, with altogether about 87 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with over 350 leading global banks and financial institutions in order to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality products and services to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english or www.jcbeurope.eu

Note: JCB statistics included in About JCB are as of the end of September 2014.

JCB International Co., Ltd.
Ayako Tanaka
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

Source: JCB

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