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September 27th, 2019

Origami Establishes Origami Financial Services Co., Ltd.

Tokyo—Origami Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Founder & CEO: Yoshiki Yasui, “Origami”) announced today that it established Origami Financial Services Co., Ltd. on September 9, 2019.

Based on its mission to “Create the Future of Money, Payments and Commerce,” Origami is working to provide next-generation financial services using the foundation of digital technology.

Origami is leading the way in Japan in providing safe, economic and convenient mobile payment services. The newly established Origami Financial Services Co., Ltd. will leverage the power of digital technology to provide flexible and convenient financing (lending), investment (growth of personal wealth), insurance (preparation) and other financial services with partner companies.

Miyuki Masaki, Origami Financial Services’ President & CEO, made the following comment regarding the company’s establishment: “Japan is the first of the world’s developed countries to face the challenges caused by population decline due to an aging population and low birthrates. This situation requires us to redefine financial services, so they meet the needs of the times. Young people in Japan are asking how they can create richer lives when interest rates and guarantees are at extremely low levels, while being uncertain of whether they will be able to collect enough public pension benefits in the future. Origami Financial Services will use technology to update financial services to match this next generation of lifestyle. By making information accessible to all and improving people’s knowledge regarding money, Origami Financial Services aims to realize a diverse society where everyone can choose a life of freedom through new values.”

A full list of services will be released and expanded after Origami Financial Services registers with the necessary government agencies. Further information regarding services and a release schedule will be announced in future news releases as it becomes available.

Overview of Origami Financial Services

Company name Origami Financial Services Co., Ltd.
President and CEO Miyuki Masaki
Location  31F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business operations Provider of financial services
Capital ¥100 million (including capital reserve)
Date of establishment September 9, 2019
Major shareholder & percentage of shares Origami Inc. (100%)
URL https://about.origami.com/service/financial/

Profile: Miyuki Masaki, President & CEO

After building experience in business development at a fintech startup, Miyuki joined Yahoo Japan in 2006. At Yahoo Japan, she worked in a wide range of businesses including securities, FX, investments, credit card and insurance, as well as managing M&A and PMI of the operations of multiple subsidiaries. Miyuki took up position as Corporate Officer at YJFX Inc, a fintech subsidiary of Yahoo! JAPAN in 2013 and joined Origami as Director of Financial Services in March 2017.

About Origami

Origami is a platform for cashless payments with a mission to “create the future of money, payments and commerce”. Established in 2012, Origami released its smartphone payment service in 2015, officially launching “Origami Pay” in May 2016. This service is now rolled out nationwide at convenience stores, international fast food chains, taxis, department stores and shops across various verticals, with an expected 1,450,000 partner stores across Japan using Origami Pay by the end of 2019.

CONTACT:

Naoko Kawahara, Senior Manager, PR
press@origami.com