JCB Co.,Ltd.

Industry :  Commerce

Slogan :  Good times start here

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JCB is a major global payment brand and leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding overseas in 1981. Its acceptance network includes over 18 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 15 countries and territories, with more than 69.3 million cardmembers.

  • 5-1-22 Minami Aoyama
  • Minato-ku
  • Tokyo 107-8686 Japan
  • +81-3-5778-8390
  • +81-5778-8377


1961: Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) established
1972: Cardmember reaches 1 million
1978: Name changed to JCB Co., Ltd.
1981: International operation launched
JCB International Co., Ltd.,
JCB International (Asia) Ltd. Established
1984: First JCB Card issued outside Japan (Hong Kong)
1987: JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd. established in USA
Cardmember reaches 10 million
Card acceptance expands to over 100 countries/territories
1996: Card acceptance expands to over 160 countries/territories
1999: Cardmember outside Japan reaches 10 million
Launch of J/SmartTMJCB's credit application for smart card
2004: Acquisition of ownership in EMVCo
Rollout of J/SecureTMpayer authentication program
2006: Foundation of PCI Security Council, LLC. with 4 other payment systems
2007: New JCB Brand Emblem and Brand Slogan are announced
First commercial rollout of J/SpeedyTMJCB's contactless payment program
2009: Original Series Card issuance commenced
Cardmember outside Japan reaches 50 million
2010: JCB International Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Established
JCB Plazas expanded to 61 locations worldwide