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Title of the article The Specificity of Japan’s Cashless Payments and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pages 44-56
Author Gorshkov Victor AndreyanovichGorshkov Victor Andreyanovich
PhD in economics, associate professor at the Faculty of International Economic Studies
University of Niigata Prefecture
471, Ebigase, Niigata City, Japan, 950-8680
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ORCID: 0000-0002-3915-2832
Abstract In this paper, we have addressed the specificity of Japan’s cashless payments in comparison to other economies, particularly countries from North-East Asia, and have considered the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The specificity of Japan’s cashless payments can be explained by both external and internal reasons. Our major finding is that COVID-19 pandemic has slightly trigged further development of cashless payments in Japan, however, numerous domestic factors still impede this process. Digitalization of the Japanese economy might positively affect further promotion of cashless payments.
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DOI 10.14530/reg.2021.5.44
Keywords cashless payments ♦ Japan ♦ North-East Asia ♦ COVID-19 pandemic
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For citation Gorshkov V.A. The Specificity of Japan’s Cashless Payments and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Regionalistica [Regionalistics]. 2021. Vol. 8. No. 5. Pp. 44–56.
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Financing This research is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists number 21K17964 entitled Cashless Economy in Russia: Problems and Development Prospects.


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