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Most used cashless payment methods in Japan 2021

Most used cashless payment methods in Japan as of September 2021

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Release date

October 2021



Survey time period

August 6 to September 1, 2021

Number of respondents

2,209 respondents

Age group

20 years and older

Special properties

multiple answers possible

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Which of the following payment instruments other than cash do you use in everyday life? (Choose all applicable answers.)"
The source used a stratified two-stage random sampling method.

*Payment made by tapping payment instrument against payment terminals, excluding use for public transportation.
**Services provided by banks that allow customers to transfer money using computers, mobile phones, or smartphones (including smartphone applications).
***Cards issued by banks. Payments are directly deducted from a customer's bank account after paying with their cards.

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