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Nov 26, 2015

Sending Money Home

Hey all! I need help or steps for a quick and easy way to send money back t my US bank account. I have a Japanese account with Hiroshima Bank and an ATM card. If you live in or near Hiroshima and would be willing to show me in person I can do that too. Any help would be great!

BrettinJapan

BrettinJapan

Hi everyone, I'm Brett! I'm a 22 year old, American teaching in Japan. I run a YouTube channel to keep a record of my time here and to help people like me who want to come over to Japan. I hope you enjoy it! Check it out at: youtube.com/c/BrettinJapan and don't be afraid to ask me any questions!

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7 Answers


  • KevinC

    on Nov 26

    I use Japan Post Bank wire transfer service, you don't need an account with them, just bring your cash, fill the declaration form and wait for 3 to 4 days. Japan Post Bank have the best exchange rate and they only charge 2500 yen. Your own US bank will charge $10 to $20 for international wire transfer.

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  • ConnorinTokyo

    on Dec 6

    GoRemit is the service I use and is quite convenient: http://www.shinseibank.com/goremit/en/ Unlike Japan Post wire transfers, there is some set up required to get an account. You also need to link to a specific bank account in the US. After doing his, however, you can simply send the amount of yen you want to transfer to dollars to a specified domestic bank account, and it automatically executes an international transfer. Since I can do domestic transfers online using online banking, this is extremely convenient for me. The fee GoRemit charges is just a flat 2000 yen. Although your US bank may charge another fee for accepting the transfer, GoRemit's fee is quite competitive compared to standard bank transfers.

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  • Kohaku

    on Jan 8

    I currently use GoRemit because it's probably the most convenient way to do it, if not the cheapest. Before using GoRemit, I also used the Japan Post transfer service. I'm not sure about elsewhere, but at least locally, they only accepted transfers until 4p.m. on weekdays. The form always took time to fill out, but (go figure) I found out on one of my last visits that it's possible to have them generate and mail a number of copies pre-filled with your information so all you'd need to do is plug in the cash amount.

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  • kcsantosh

    on Mar 15

    I guess Brastel remit is the good choice for sending money to your country. Login to https://brastelremit.jp/home It always have a higher exchange rate than other remittance. Easy and you can do it online.

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  • aquaholic888

    on Apr 17

    Japan Post Bank has the lowest service charge of JPY2500 regardless of the amount to be remitted. However, like everywhere else, the language barrier might make it hard to send that money so better prepare a translated script handy.

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  • Ashes

    on Feb 20

    I know it's a bit late to help you Brett, but maybe someone looking at a later date will find this helpful. Check out Surviving In Japan (not affiliated). They list a few options for transferring money between countries. http://www.survivingnjapan.com/2012/06/how-to-transfer-money-to-and-from-japan.html

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  • Soma

    on Nov 6

    If you're looking at a hassle free money transfer, then Brastel Remit is the place you need to visit. Reliable Establishment which has been in the remittance business since 2012. Serving nearly 80 countries and they are well equipped with multilingual staff at their offices. They offer a good rate for your money when transferring money overseas. Many of my Indian colleagues have used their other services like the Data Sim and the Wi-Fi Units. I have used only their Brastel Remit Service to transfer money to many countries including India and I will recommend them to anyone.

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