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JCB Releases Muslim Friendly Japan Special Offer Guide
Restaurant Special Offer Information for More Enjoyable and Comfortable Travel to Japan

TOKYO, Dec 10, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd., the only international payment brand based in Japan, will release the Muslim Friendly Japan Special Offer Guide, which introduces Muslim friendly restaurants*1 and special offer services for Muslim JCB cardmembers visiting Japan with their JCB Card.

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- Muslim Friendly Japan Special Offer Guide
JCB introduces Muslim-friendly restaurants in Japan and JCB special offer information for Muslims who need to adhere to food restrictions for religious reasons.

Muslim Friendly Japan Special Offer Guide Homepage URL
English https://www.global.jcb/en/consumers/promotions/muslim_friendly.html
Indonesian http://www.id.jcb/id/consumers/promotions/muslim_friendly.html

- Muslim travelers visiting Japan
The scale of the travel market for Muslims was 151 billion dollars in 2015, accounting for 11.2% of the world market, and it is forecast to expand to 243 billion dollars in 2021. The number of international travelers visiting Japan in 2017 was about 440,000 from Malaysia, 12% up year over year, and about 350,000 from Indonesia, 30% up year over year. This shows that an increasing number of Muslim people in some countries in Asia are more likely to travel to Japan, raising the needs of welcoming Muslims in accordance with their religion in Japan.*2

JCB Card is used by over 130 million people around the world, issued in some countries and regions with a lot of Muslims such as Indonesia, India and Pakistan. With the release of the Muslim Friendly Japan Special Offer Guide, JCB aims to enable Muslim people to have their JCB Card enjoy their stay in Japan more.

JCB will meet every customer's expectations with Japanese traditional hospitality, omotenashi, and sensitive caring. It continues the pursuit to be Uniquely Yours for customers so that they can feel that JCB Card is convenient, reliable and nice to have.

*1 This refers to restaurants catering to Muslims. For example, pork-free food or a prayer room. These restaurants are not necessarily certified halal, which guarantees that foods are cooked and manufactured in accordance with Islamic law.
*2 Source: Action plan for Muslim travelers, Japan Tourism Agency

About JCB

JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 30 million merchants as well as cash advance locations around the world. JCB cards are now issued in 24 countries and regions, with more than 130 million cardmembers. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Contact
JCB Co., Ltd.
Kumiko Kida
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: kumiko.kida@jcb.co.jp

Topic: Press release summary Sectors: Cards & Payments, Regional, Local Biz
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