Japan Cell-phone-accessible ATMs Coming
Today, in view of the fact that Tokyo’s Friday Happy Hour is already in progress, we decided to employ a little mobile Internet magic ourselves and get the info to you as directly as we can: Lars grabbed a quick snap of this article via the Yomiuri and fired it into the WWJ newsroom here for more-or-less instant posting.
Yep, Looks like Japanese mobilers will be able to access Mitsui Sumitomo ATMs using their phone starting this fall. Looks like the transaction will occur via the FeliCa NFC chip. You’ll probably just have to set the phone on a little alcove in the machine and press some keys. More details when we get them. Have a great weekend and happy ‘Beer O’Clock’ wherever you are! http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20060127TDY01002.htm
Update Oct. 20th
Here ya go – ATM location in Ginza, tap and top-up cash to your phone via NFC!