|By ACN Newswire||
|January 21, 2013 01:05 AM EST||
Tokyo, Jan 21, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) - the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan is pleased to announce that Doraemon becomes JCBI's new promotional character in Taiwan. Starting today, stickers featuring Doraemon and the JCB Emblem will show customers that the JCB Card is welcome at shops, restaurants and other merchants in Taiwan. JCBI also plans a wide variety of sales promotions featuring the world famous cat robot to increase brand recognition and promote card acquisition and usage.
Taiwan has a highly developed credit card market with an average of 3.1 cards per adult,(1) so consumers are very familiar with using credit cards in their everyday lives. Payment of public transport fares with fast contactless credit cards is common in urban areas, and more and more people are getting premium Platinum cards. In Taiwan, many card designs feature popular Japanese anime and manga characters.
JCBI has had a presence in Taiwan since 1981, developing strong partnerships with local financial institutions for JCB Card acceptance. In 1994 the first JCB Card issuing program was launched, and now about 1.3 million JCB Cards were issued by JCB's 24 licensee partners.(2) In this very competitive card market, JCBI and JCBI partners are serving diverse consumer needs with J/Speedy contactless payment, high-status Precious Cards (one rank above Platinum) and Japan-themed special offers, services and promotions that only JCBI can provide.
Doraemon is widely recognized and very popular among people of various generations in Taiwan. JCB was born in Japan, just like Doraemon, and Doraemon helps JCB become more familiar and friendly to the people of Taiwan. JCBI has been granted rights to use the Doraemon character by the license management company, Animation Entertainment.
- Potential Promotional Use of the Doraemon Character
-- Merchant novelty items
JCB is creating novelty items such as stickers, open/closed signs for display at the store front, logo stands, shop card holders and bill holders for the cash register with Doraemon and JCB Emblem designs. Those items will show customers that the JCB Card is welcome at shops, restaurants and other merchants throughout Taiwan. Merchant items with both a popular character and a brand logo are rare in Taiwan, making JCB more recognizable and promoting JCB Card use. The items will be provided to merchants starting this month.
-- Cardmember promotions / Advertisement
JCB is planning a variety of Doraemon promotions for Cardmembers in Taiwan. First is a tieup campaign with Taiwan's largest shopping mall, Breeze Center. JCB Cardmembers paying with JCB from February 1 through April 7 get a chance to win a Doraemon blanket, pillow, tissue box cover or other limited edition goods. Doraemon will be featured in many other JCB brand service notices and advertisements.
- JCB Sponsorship of Taiwan 100 years before the birth of Doraemon Exhibition
JCBI is sponsoring the 100 years before the birth of Doraemon Exhibition hosted by United Daily News Group, Animation Entertainment and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and produced in cooperation between Fuji Pro, Animation International Ltd. and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions. JCB Cardmembers can enjoy special discounts on ticket purchases and shopping at the event.
The event runs from December 29 2012 to April 7 2013 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and celebrates 100 years before Doraemon's birthday on September 3 2112.
(1) Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.(Taiwan) (November 2012); Financial Supervisory Commission, R.O.C.(Taiwan) (November 2012)
(2) As of September 30 2012.
JCB is a major 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 over 23 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 78 million Cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and Cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english .
JCB International Co., Ltd. Ayako Tanaka, Masayasu Okada Corporate Planning Department +81-5778-8390 [email protected], [email protected]
Copyright 2013 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
Jan. 16, 2017 05:30 AM EST Reads: 1,050
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive ad...
Jan. 16, 2017 05:15 AM EST Reads: 1,482
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these idea...
Jan. 16, 2017 04:30 AM EST Reads: 4,465
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
Jan. 16, 2017 04:00 AM EST Reads: 3,684
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Jan. 16, 2017 04:00 AM EST Reads: 5,242
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 5,203
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 2,825
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of C...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:15 AM EST Reads: 5,709
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 16, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 2,358
The idea behind this session is my blog post - 5 Logstash Alternatives - which is unfortunately too short to do the presented log shippers justice. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Radu Gheorghe, Software Engineer at Sematext Group, will talk more about the things that matter: kinds of buffers, protocols, ways of parsing, correlating and de-duplicating messages, as well as supported inputs and outputs. And of course performance. All this should let you know which log shipper...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,176
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Jan. 16, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 3,893
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 6,130
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 2,647
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 4,142
"Splunk basically takes machine data and we make it usable, valuable and accessible for everyone. The way that plays in DevOps is - we need to make data-driven decisions to delivering applications," explained Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk and @DevOpsSummit Conference Chair, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 16, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 1,910