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Smartcard Nationwide Interoperability in Japan 2013 APTA Fare Collection Workshop 1 Takashi Inui Director, New York Office East Japan Railway Company.

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1 Smartcard Nationwide Interoperability in Japan 2013 APTA Fare Collection Workshop 1 Takashi Inui Director, New York Office East Japan Railway Company

2 Outline of presentation Outline of presentation Overview of Railways in Japan Overview of Suica Suica Development Strategy Smartcard Interoperability in Japan Possibilities with Suica e-money Conclusion

3 Overview of Railways in Japan Overview of Railways in Japan Japan Railways Group (JR)

4 Smartcard Suica Smartcard Suica

5 Suica Debut on 18 Nov. 2001 ICOCA area on 1 Aug. 2004 10 million in circulation on 26 Oct. 2004 PASMO area on 18 Mar. 2007 20 million in circulation on 9 Apr. 2007 TOICA area on 29 Mar. 2008 Kitaca area on 14 Mar. 2009 30 million in circulation on 15 Oct. 2009 SUGOCA, Hayakaken and nimoca area on 13 Mar. 2010 40 million in circulation on 12 July 2012 manaca and PiTaPa area on 23 Mar. 2013 History of Suica History of Suica 5 About 10 years Jan- 2002 Jan- 2003 Jan- 2004 Jan- 2005 Jan- 2006 Jan- 2007 Jan- 2008 Jan- 2009 Jan- 2010 Jan- 2011 Jan- 2012 Jan- 2013

6 × × Functions Transportation e-money Identification Card types Suica card Credit card with Suica ID card with Suica Mobile Where to use Affiliated shops Service facilities Expansion of variety ticketing Interoperations Development Strategy Development Strategy Suica Expansion

7 5 operators 379 stations 1,618 buses JR Central (TOICA) JR Hokkaido (Kitaca) JR Kyushu (SUGOCA) Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau (Hayakaken) Tranpass IC Association (manaca) JR West (ICOCA) Kinki, Okayama and Hiroshima area PASMO (PASMO) Nishi-Nippon Railroad (nimoca) Surutto Kansai Association (PiTaPa) 1 operator 272 stations 14 operators 72 stations 3,200 buses 1 operator 35 stations 15 operators 860 stations 1,300 buses 2 operators 430 stations 1 operator 55 stations 8 operators 811 stations 532 buses 94 operators 1,212 stations 14,800 buses 1 operator 149 stations JR East (Suica) Tokyo metropolitan, Sendai and Niigata area 10 Brands start interoperations on 23 March. 2013 Smartcard Interoperability in Japan Smartcard Interoperability in Japan 7

8 Smartcard BrandNumber of issue (thousand) Year of startTotal (thousand) 2001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013 41,270 80,090 7,440 2,300 1,400 21,520 1,810 450 800 440 2,660 as of Dec, 2012 Smartcards issued by Public Transport Smartcards issued by Public Transport 8

9 Data clearing center established to connect all the operators center servers all the operators center servers SuicaPASMOICOCA PASMO Center Suica Center ICOCA Center Data Clearing Center Data Clearing over interoperation of SF Relaying the information when Suica is used in other areas Interoperability Card Scheme in Japan Interoperability Card Scheme in Japan

10 Suica changes stations Suica changes stations

11 Suica e-money works for a variety of services Just one card: so many functions! Links to other tranportation Shopping with card, not cash Other uses Expanding business links Taxi Bus Parking lots Shops Restaurants Vending machines Coin Locker Amusement Possibilities of connecting to other services Possibilities with Suica e-money Possibilities with Suica e-money

12 Smartcard e-money transactions Smartcard e-money transactions e-money interoperations ( 9 Brands) also starts in March

13 Conclusion Conclusion Effect of interoperations Smartcards become more convenient With one smartcard you can use public transportation and other services (shops, restaurants etc.) almost all over Japan Future development Further improvement of usage environment Expansion of interoperability Smartcards become new infrastructure in Japan Promotion of smartcard use Expansion of our business

14 Thank you for your kind attention March 2013 14 Contact information e-mail: inui@japanrail.cominui@japanrail.com Website: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.htmlhttp://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html


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