Panasonic announced on Nov. 7 that it will explore collaboration with China’s Mobike “to jointly develop and provide highly convenient bikes for bike sharing and rental service users.”
On Sept. 5, world-leading mobile and online payment platform Alipay announced the intention to collaborate with a wider range of local Japanese partners to build a cashless environment for tourists going to Japan.
Mobike, China’s shared bicycle giant, will officially enter the Japanese market this year starting with Tokyo in June. Mobike will enter several Japanese cities this year with 30,000 bicycles. Mobike will cooperate with convenience store giants and restaurant chains to set up dedicated spaces to park bicycles in their shops.