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SUICA is the electronic and mobile ticketing and e-cash system used in the greater Tokyo area and several other areas of Japan. About 20 million cards have been issued - and we estimate that over 30 million cards will be issued by 2010. We estimate that SUICA is used for around US$ 10 billion per year in transactions. These figures make SUICA one of the largest electronic cash and prepaid fare systems.

On March 18, 2007 PASMO was launched. PASMO is an electronic fare and e-cash system for about 100 transportation companies in the Tokyo area and is fully compatible and interoperable with SUICA. PASMO planned to sell 5 million PASMO cards in the first year - however almost 4 million PASMO cards were sold within the first three weeks alone. This report explains the details of the SUICA and PASMO systems, and of several aother related electronic fare and electronic cash systems currently used in Japan.

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SUICA and E-Money for Transport: Prepaid Fares, E-Money and Mobile Payments - An Analysis of One of the World’s Largest E-Money Systems
Executive Summary: SUICA smart cards

What is the meaning of SUICA
Competitive landscape of Japan's emerging electronic cash and electronic payment industry

Mobile payment and keitai credit
Keitai credit - development and trends
Graphical map of Japan's mobile payment and keitai credit sector
e-cash (prepaid)
Keitai credit (postpaid)
What is SUICA and why.

Promoting Suica to replace cash
SUICA's 20 years development history
What is SUICA and why?
SUICA functions
Third generation fare collection
Replacing mechanical ticket gates with wireless non-contact reader/writers
Quantitative data and time line.

20 million SUICA users within 5 years of introduction (graphics: number of issued SUICA cards with and without credit function, season tickets. Data for 2001-2006,
projections to 2009)
Basic data for 2007
Some basic data: main applications, usage area, number of cards issued, total issued and stored value (for 2002)
SUICA time line
JR East VIEW card time line and link to SUICA
SUICA test introduction and results (April-July 2001)
Touch and go
PASMO

PASMO: combining Passnet and the joint Tokyo area bus pass from March 18, 2007
Management of PASMO
SUICA, Passnet, Joint Buss Pass (Data for July 2003)
SUICA and PASMO
Joint equipment for SUICA and PASMO
PASMO and SUICA as e-cash
Marketing PASMO: Pasmo-Robot Character
Icoca

The Icoca Card System
Icoca/ Suica interoperability
The Pitapa System

The Pitapa IC Card System
Pitapa for ecash
From August 1, 2006: joint use of Suica, Icoca and Pitapa

The Pitapa IC Card System
Pitapa for ecash
Comparing Suica, Icoca, and Pitata systems
Toica in the Chubu/Nagoya area

The Toica card system
JAL Card Suica: Combining SUICA with the Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

JAL Card Suica
The Suica Platform

The Suica card platform
Fare gate for Suica and magnetic tickets
Contactless reader/writer for Suica
Linking SUICA cards with the view Credit Card
SUICA for First Class travel e-tickets

SUICA as prepaid electronic cash

Why electronic cash
Requirements for electronic cash
SUICA competitor for e-Cash: Edy overview and explanation
JR-East partners with Convenience store chain FamilyMart
Cash register (POS) with SUICA reader/writer
Images of stores which accept SUICA during the monitor test period, and after introduction
Suica as e-cash at the Kiosk
Luggage locker operated by SUICA
Mobile SUICA field trial

Mobile SUICA field trial, description
Schematics of using a mobile phone with SUICA functionality at a railway fare gate
Mobile SUICA as part of the i-mode Felica Service
SO504iC (SONY Ericsson SO504i + FeliCa smart-card)
EZ Felica - KDDI's Wallet Phone

In preparation: Contactless IC cards and wallet phones for the Tokyo-Osaka Tokaido Shinkansen

The JR Tokai Express Card
The JR Tokai Express Card: statistics for the Tokyo-Osaka shinkansen
Ticket purchase via internet site
Ticket purchase via mobile phone
Odakyu Romance Card club - tickets via mobile phone

What are wallet phones and why

Mobile Suica
Felica Networks
SUICAs Technology: The FeliCa platform

FeliCa description
Inside view of Felica (with pictures of cut open FeliCa cards)
FeliCa and standards, communication standards
Technical data of selected FeliCa cards (anticollision type, ordinary and with magnet stripe for non-contactless read/write)
FeliCa compared with other IC-Cards
VISA, SONY, Infineon alliance
Pasoli contactless secure reader/writer for FeliCa cards and connection to PCs or cash registers
FeliCa Networks
i-Mode - FeliCa preview service
Overview and explanation
Listing of participating companies
Applications tested (summary outline)
Security and privacy

FeliCa for transportation: Octopus, Suica, ...

FeliCa for fare collection
FeliCa as a de-facto standard for transportation payments
FeliCa: Octopus card (Hong Kong)
Felica in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Delhi and Bangkok
FeliCa based transportation tickets in Japan
Images of selected FeliCa based cards in Japan
FeliCa and Mifare

Outline of FeliCa system, system overview
Moible phone with Felica system and near field communication system
FeliCa and Mifare
Felica and NXP Joint Venture
Summary

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