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History of JCB International Expansion

1961Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) established
1978Name changed to JCB Co., Ltd.
1981Started international operation
JCB International Co., Ltd. established in Tokyo
1984First JCB Card issued outside Japan in Hong Kong
1990JCB Plaza services commenced in Paris
1999Launched J/SmartTM EMV compliant payment application
2004Acquisition of ownership in EMVCo
Rollout of J/SecureTM payer authentication program
2006Foundation of PCI Security Council, LLC. with 4 other payment brands
2007New JCB Brand Emblem is announced
First commercial rollout of J/Speedy (current JCB Contactless) JCB’s contactless payment program
2011JCB’s 50th anniversary
2013Cardmembers outside Japan exceed 15million
2015Cardmembers outside Japan exceed 20million
New brand message “Uniquely yours” is announced
2016JCB Card issued in Germany

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