#161: Suica (category: smart card)
Suica is a smart card or an integrated circuit card, which is issued by JR East (East Japan Railway Company). You can pass through an automated ticket gate at a train station by charging money onto Suica beforehand and putting the card near the touch panel on a gate.
Originally, Suica could be used only in and around the Kanto Region (refer to #137), the operating area of JR East. However, you can also use it in many of other regions in Japan nowadays.
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