An image of a dish at a restaurant in Japan. The country’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions are increasingly accepting the QR-code-based digital payment methods favored by Chinese tourists. Japan National Tourism Organization
Skift Take: Americans and Europeans who used to scoff at QR-style bar codes are going to need to learn how to use them to pay for meals, attractions, and tickets whenever they visit Japan. The reason? Swelling Chinese tourism is prompting the country to adopt China’s preferred mobile payment method.