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Digital Wallet Corporation Donates to Katariba 2022


Tokyo, Japan – At the end of every year, Digital Wallet Corporation (DWC), the operator and developer of Smiles Mobile Remittance, the number one global money transfer service in Japan and 2021 Good Design Award recipient, donates part of its profits to one organization. This holiday season, DWC chose to donate to Katariba for the second time since 2021. This Japanese non-profit organization offers a variety of learning opportunities and encourages children born and raised in diverse environments in Japan to have bright futures.


Katariba has 10 development programs that help high school students mold their futures. DWC specifically picked “Global Roots”, a program geared towards high school students with foreign “roots” who are struggling to find their path to success.


DWC members, in addition to a considerable amount of financial donation, have taken initiative to participate in Global Roots activities where they can help inspire foreign high school students they can achieve whatever they aspire to do. About 60% of DWC’s members are foreigners. 


Many of DWC’s team members had to start from ground zero as overseas workers. They initially had minimal Japanese communication skills, had to find a place to live and searched for career opportunities. Every step of the way presented an array of challenges. 


“We are excited to take the action to help the young generation and strengthen the international community,” said DWC Founder and CEO Eiji Miyakawa.


As DWC witnessed many of its members experiencing many obstacles, the company was inspired to support the young generation to make an impact on the world. This helped make the decision to contribute to Katariba and its “Global Roots” program.


In addition to DWC’s motivation to strengthen the global community, through its service Smiles Mobile Remittance, took the initiative to create donation programs that correlate with a new tagline “Share our Smiles”. Through “sharing Smiles”, the service and customers collectively raise money to support organizations that help underprivileged families in Asia. 


Smiles’ most recent donation programs include “One Million Smiles”, a holiday program that donates Christmas care packages to impoverished families in the Philippines, and a program that helped Vietnamese communities recover from Super Typhoon Nora.


Ultimately, Digital Wallet Corporation hopes that its donation this year will help high school students find their passion and inspire them to discover their career paths.


About Katariba

Katariba is a non-profit organization that has invested all of its proceeds to build bright futures for high school students in Japan since 2001. Their focus is mostly on students who are unable to continue their studies due to reasons such as experiencing hardships affected by natural disasters or poor environments. Katariba’s vision is “to create a society in which anyone can develop the power to make their own future, regardless of their social and economic background”. To learn more about Katariba, click on the following link: https://www.katariba.or.jp/english/  


About Digital Wallet Corporation

Digital Wallet was established in 2014 by former Sony designers and engineers as well as employees who developed global cloud services. The company had visions to excel in and provide B2B application services as well as a remittance service. In 2017, Digital Wallet combined the powers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Financial Technology (FinTech) and used their expertise to carefully craft and develop a service that helps overseas workers support their loved ones by offering high rates, low fees, excellent customer service and real-time speed through Smiles Mobile Remittance. Smiles has made great achievements such as becoming the number one global money transfer service in Japan and receiving the prestigious 2021 Good Design Award. Digital Wallet hopes to make an impact on the world by uniting international communities all over the globe with its services and bringing peace to all nations. For more information, please visit the following links:


Digital Wallet Corporation: https://www.digitalwallet.co.jp/

Smiles Mobile Remittance: https://www.smileswallet.com/

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