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"Cashing in on mobile-crazy Japan
By Chris Hogg
BBC News, Tokyo
Japan's biggest mobile phone provider is preparing to extend a new service which allows customers to use their handset as a credit card.
DoCoMo already offers a limited version of this service, and using your mobile to pay for things is very common in Finland and other parts of Scandinavia."