Stripe Opens Tokyo Office After Deepening Partnership with JCB

Stripe Opens Tokyo Office After Deepening Partnership with JCB

by May 27, 2020
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Stripe, the online payment infrastructure provider powering the likes Amazon, Facebook, Shopify, Zoom, Slack today announced opening of an engineering office in Tokyo, which will focus on building more features and capabilities to meet the specific needs of Japanese businesses. This includes supporting additional domestic payment methods at scale, such as bank transfers and Konbini payments.

To support this growing momentum in the Enterprise space, Stripe today announced the hiring of Apple veteran Daisuke Aranami as Representative Director and Head of Revenue and Growth for Stripe in Japan. Under his leadership, Stripe will invest in its go-to-market team to address the increasing demands of Japanese Enterprises.

The opening of the new Tokyo is concurrent with Stripes deepening partnership with JCB. This partnership enables merchants to accept JCB cards within days as opposed to taking week previously, on top of that payment disbursements will also be sped up. This opens merchants up to a market of 136 million JCB cardholders in Japan.

 

Hitoshi Shioda

Hitoshi Shioda

“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Stripe, one of the fastest moving technology companies in financial services”,

said Mr. Shioda, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Acceptance & Marketing Headquarters at JCB.

“Through this partnership, we expect to dramatically enhance access to JCB by International businesses and consumers”.

 

Daniel Heffernan

Daniel Heffernan

“Stripe has long been the best payments platform for fast growing Japanese businesses and for international companies wanting to operate in Japan”,

said Daniel Heffernan, Representative Director and Head of Engineering for Stripe in Japan.

“It’s the most robust, secured and fastest innovating payments infrastructure in the world. Building a local engineering team will help us open up more monetization opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Japanese businesses”.

 



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