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How to Open a Japanese Bank Account

Opening a bank account in Japan is essential so that you can sign up for cell phone service, receive direct deposits from work, among many other useful things.

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How to Make a Cash Payment using Pay-Easy at a Japanese ATM

Pay-easy(ペイジー)is a standard payment method used in Japan to pay outstanding bills for utilities, housing, insurance, among many other things.

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How to Perform a Cash Bank Transfer at an ATM

While Japan is mostly cash-based, large payments for things like rent are often handled at an ATM through a bank transfer. They can be made using cash at many ATMs.

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Money, Cash, and ATMs in Japan

Japan is a largely cash-based society. When you come to Japan, we recommend that you bring a minimum of about ¥40,000 to cover transportation and living costs.

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