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Message from the CEO

The payments market is undergoing radical transformation with diversifying consumer needs and the advances in technology. New technologies are accelerating the development of innovative payment solutions which will create brand new experiences for consumers. The payments industry is fulfilling an increasingly important role in economic development, and making payment solutions accessible to as many people as possible to broaden financial inclusion.

Ever since JCB spread the use of a credit card among Japanese consumers over fifty years ago, we have been meeting the ever-changing needs and expectations of our customers with convenient and attractive products and services. In 1981, JCB became the first Asian payments network to go global. Since then, the brand has grown and diversified to become a leading name in the global payments industry. For the future, we remain committed to expanding our Asian market business together with all our partners, stakeholders, and customers.

We seek to open new doors by leveraging the latest technologies as well as demonstrating flexibility to emerging opportunities in order to provide innovative products and services that will meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers.

Ichiro Hamakawa
President and CEO,
JCB Co., Ltd.
Chairman and CEO,
JCB International Co., Ltd.

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