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Most used cashless payment methods among people in Japan 2020

According to a survey on cashless payment methods conducted in Japan in July 2020, 87.2 percent of the respondents stated that they used their credit cards most, while 38.2 percent stated that they used QR codes. In an attempt to promote cashless payment methods, the Japanese government implemented a reward point system for cashless purchases together with a consumption tax increase in 2019. As a result, the usage of cashless payment methods increased in several prefectures.

Most used cashless payment methods among people in Japan as of July 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

July 1 to 3, 2020

Number of respondents

978 respondents

Special properties

respondents who stated that they use cashless payment methods

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question as translated: "Which kind of cashless payment do you use?" (multiple answers possible)

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