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Studies Begin on Mutual Usage Service Expansion for Transportation IC Card

East Japan Railway Company

Hokkaido Railway Company

PASMO Co., Ltd.

Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya

Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.

Central Japan Railway Company

Surutto Kansai Association

West Japan Railway Company

Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau

Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.

Kyushu Railway Company

December 20, 2010

Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido), PASMO Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Nagoya City Transportation Bureau, Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd. (Meitetsu), Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai), Surutto Kansai Association, West Japan Railway Company (JR West), Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (Nishitetsu) and Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) have begun studies with a target of achieving mutual usage service by spring 2013 with each transportation system’s IC card, namely JR Hokkaido’s "Kitaca," PASMO Co., Ltd.’s "PASMO," JR East’s "Suica," Nagoya City Transportation Bureau and Meitetsu’s "manaca," JR Tokai’s "TOICA," Surutto Kansai Association’s "PiTaPa," JR West’s "ICOCA," Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau’s "Hayakaken," Nishitetsu’s "nimoca" and JR Kyushu’s "SUGOCA."
Aiming to enhance convenience for customers throughout Japan using the above 10 transportation IC cards, the companies and bureaus will set out the issues that must be addressed to make mutual usage possible.

* "Kitaca" is a registered trademark of Hokkaido Railway Company.
* "PASMO" is a registered trademark of PASMO Co., Ltd.
* "Suica" is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.
* "manaca" is a registered trademark of Nagoya Transportation Development Organization and MIC Co., Ltd.
* "TOICA" is a registered trademark of Central Japan Railway Company.
* "PiTaPa" is a registered trademark of Surutto Kansai Association.
* "ICOCA" is a registered trademark of West Japan Railway Company.
* "Hayakaken" is a registered trademark of Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau.
* "nimoca" is a registered trademark of Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
* "SUGOCA" is a registered trademark of Kyushu Railway Company.
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