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JR East to test NFC-based ticketing on buses in Japan [free access]

September 8, 2021

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has announced plans to trial near-field communication (NFC)-based technology on its buses. Passengers will need to download the Ringo Pass application (app) on their mobile phones. Payments will be made through registered credit cards on the app and through JR East’s prepaid e-money card Suica.


The app has been developed by Hitachi and JR East.