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Apple Pay Express Transit now supported by Japan’s PASMO card

Contactless payment system PASMO recently activated support for Apple Pay and Apple’s Express Transit feature, enabling users to utilize a range of public transportation options without unlocking their iPhone or Apple Watch.

PASMOAs detailed in an explainer posted to the PASMO website, the smart IC card can be provisioned and managed in the Wallet app on devices running at least iOS 14 or watchOS 7.Similar to JR East’s Suica transit card, PASMO can be used as a touchless payment option on buses and trains across the country. Users can also buy snacks, drinks and other items at compatible vending machines and certain shops that accept IC cards. Further, PASMO enjoys interoperability with Suica, which gained Apple Pay support in 2016.

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