About Us

Message from the CEO

Representative Director and President
Tsuyoshi Ri
Tsuyoshi Ri

Message from the CEO

At NETSTARS, we are pioneering QR code payments in Japan.
Though we have for many years offered our services to businesses, storefronts, and more, society is now forced to undergo great change in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If anything positive has come from this upheaval, it is that cashless payment is becoming standard throughout Japan, and that we are contributing to this growth in our own small way.

Let the payments go smoother
Make the payment transactions more secured, convenient and efficient.
This is a major theme that we at NETSTARS will take on going into the future.

Our struggle will be to innovate in payment methods, mitigate the inconveniences inherent in all forms of communication, and facilitate smoother connections between people and society amid rapid changes in the social fabric around us.

With this concept in mind, we at NETSTARS will taking on greater challenges in more business areas than before, being consistent in providing fintech services that make the world a little more convenient and facilitate smoother connections between people and society.

At NETSTARS, we have just launched ourselves into what we call our “Second Founding.”
As a pioneer in QR code payments, we will promote cashless transactions, an issue facing Japan, and contribute to digital transformation (DX) through mini-applications. Through our business activities, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive society.

In closing, it is my humble hope that we may expect your continued support and patronage of NETSTARS Co., Ltd. as we experience greater growth into the future.

Tsuyoshi Ri
Representative Director and President
NETSTARS Co., Ltd.

OFFICERS

COMPANY HISTORY

2009
Feb.
NETSTARS Co., Ltd. established
2010
Nov.
Launched international communications and international SMS services
2011
Jul.
Released Mobile QQ Japan version in collaboration with Tencent and KDDI Corporation
2014
Mar.
Executed an agency contract with Tencent for WeChat Pay
2015
Jul.
Held joint press conference with Tencent, launched introduction of WeChat Pay in Japan
2016
Jul.
Business and capital tie-up with Shinsei Bank
2017
Dec.
Business and capital tie-up with NTT Group
2018
Feb.
Added LINE Pay to StarPay payment services
Achieved more than 10,000 participating StarPay locations
Business and capital tie-up with Itochu Techno-Solutions Corporation (“CTC”)
Business and capital tie-up with LINE Corporation
Apr.
Launch acquisitions as an Alipay partner
Jun.
Business and capital tie-up with Japan Post Capital Co. Ltd.
Oct.
Added PayPay and Rakuten Pay to StarPay payment services
Dec.
Achieved more than 100,000 participating StarPay locations
2019
Jul.
Added VIA mobile payment services for Southeast Asia to StarPay payment services
Nov.
Capital tie-up with alliance with ITOCHU Corporation, SCSK Corporation, and T-Gaia Corporation
2020
May
Raised funds from LUN Partners Group Limited
Sep.
Strategic alliance with LINE Pay Corporation for sales of LINE mini-applications
2021
Apr.
Raised 6.6 billion yen from KKR, SIG, and LUN Partners
Apr.
Announced participation in a joint venture to manage Kanagawa Prefecture's 7 billion yen Cashless Consumption Stimulation Project

COMPANY PROFILE

Company Name NETSTARS Co., Ltd.
Established February 12, 2009
Capital 7,761.5 million yen
Representative Tsuyoshi Ri, Representative Director and President
Phone 03-6260-3788
Members Fintech Association of Japan, Wireless LAN Business Promotion Liaison Committee, Japan Consumer Credit Association, Payments Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Registered business operator for handling credit card numbers, etc.
Registered business operator for handling credit card numbers, etc.
Offices Tokyo Head Office
3F Sumitomo Fudosan Hatchobori Building,3-3-5 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Singapore Office (Asia Head Office)
NETSTARS Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
4F, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619
+65-8202-3229

Vietnam Office
NETSTARS VIETNAM
12th Floor, Licogi 13 Tower, No. 164 Khuat Duy Tien, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84-986-090-870
http://www.netstars.vn/

China Office
NETS TECHNOLOGY DALIAN CO.,LTD
2#, 21F, POSCO IT Center,NO. 555 Huangpu Road, High-Tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, China
+86-0411-84753035"
Beijing Branch Office
1806, Fuer building, No. 9, East Third Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing