Tokyo will pilot "Tokyo YUA Coin" point system and consider issuing independent digital currency

According to NHK, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to pilot a point system called "Tokyo YUA Coin". The trial is expected to take place in the Otemachi, Marunouchi and Yura-cho areas along the Tokyo Tokyu Railway from January to February next year. The government is also considering issuing an independent digital currency in the near future. The points system initiative aims to facilitate the transition to a cashless society and activities related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tokyo YUA Coin will be distributed to those who use cashless payment methods in their daily lives to contribute to the sustainable development goals, such as commuting during off-peak hours to ease morning and evening peak congestion, shopping with their own eco-bags to reduce plastic waste Wait.