Japan

Asahi Cycle Co. to Sell BIO-key TouchLock Bike Locks

Asahi Cycle Co. to Sell BIO-key TouchLock Bike Locks

“The partnership represents a considerable success in terms of the BIO-key’s business strategy, with two of the three ‘pillars’ of its strategy for 2018 – outlined in its year-end fiscal update – being a stronger focus on the APAC market, and an emphasis on the kinds of hardware solutions encapsulated in its TouchLock product line.”…

Suica Support Brings Google Pay to Japanese Transit System

Suica Support Brings Google Pay to Japanese Transit System

Users of Google Pay in Japan can now add their Suica and WAON cards to the app. These are two major prepaid payment cards in the country, both based on Sony-developed FeliCa NFC technology. While both cards enjoy popularity, the Suica support could prove particularly advantageous to Google Pay users as the card is accepted…

NTT DOCOMO And FIDO Make History

NTT DOCOMO And FIDO Make History

A major blow has been struck in the war on passwords. The FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to open strong authentication standards, has announced that NTT DOCOMO, a mobile network operator in Japan, has joined its board of directors. As such, DOCOMO has become the first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO’s standards, effectively…

Nok Nok Labs Teams with DDS to Expand into Japanese Market

Nok Nok Labs Teams with DDS to Expand into Japanese Market

Nok Nok Labs has announced a new strategic partnership with Japanese biometrics company DDS. The two will work together to promote the adoption of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite in the Japanese market. Nok Nok Labs says their efforts will target mobile network operators, device manufacturers, and online service providers, who could all benefit…