Tokyo—Origami Inc. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Founder & CEO: Yoshiki Yasui, “Origami”)
announced today that it is launching a financial platform called “Origami Network” with the
support of 14 leading companies in the key industries within Japan including Cafe Company Inc.,
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, FiNC Technologies, Fuji Television Network, Inc.,
Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana Tourism Bureau, Money Forward, Inc., Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank., Oita
Football Club Co.,Ltd., Payme inc., Peach Aviation Limited, SKYLARK HOLDINGS CO., LTD., S-PULSE
CO., LTD, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., and YOSHINOYA CO.,LTD. Origami Network will serve as a
foundation for business innovation through the use of data. Launching the “Origami Network” with
such partners will allow Origami to structure its existing payment and upcoming financial
services as an “open platform”.
As well as providing Origami’s payment functionality to its partners and providing them with payment data, the platform will make available a number of other features to partners, including the use of a company’s own rewards points and CRM functionality.
Companies that participate in the “Origami Network” will gain a better understanding of their customers’ consumption behavior and have the ability to use data to strengthen the relationship held with customers as well as maintaining and growing the customer base. This will enable companies to develop their businesses strategically utilizing appropriate data, as well as combining data with that of other companies, as required, to drive company digital transformation.
The Origami Network will also benefit consumers by enabling consumers to benefit from partner companies’ services as well as Origami’s consumer products in a single integrated experience. This will include making payments and receiving valuable coupons through the familiar interface of partner companies’ existing apps.
Starting today, companies can apply to join the Origami Network by visiting the website
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.
Naoko Kawahara, Senior Manager, PR