As an expat in Japan, one of your priorities should be exploration of local banking options and subsequently opening a bank account – in the soonest possible time. Without a local bank account, basic necessities such as telephone lines or mobiles phones are out of your reach. Apart from these, registering yourself with other services may be problematic as well. Furthermore, settling other bill payments would be extremely troublesome without a local bank account.
The banking system in Japan is one of the most credible and reliable worldwide; we at Asia Expat Guides are confident in assisting you to find the most suitable banking option. There is a plethora of American and international banks as well in Tokyo and other cities. Some of the popular options for expats include the UFJ Bank, Shinsei Bank as well as Citibank.Simply come with your Alien Registration Card and your personal signature stamp and we can assist you in opening the perfect bank account – one that you would definitely be happy with.
Our team in Asia Expat Guides is happy to dish out advice so that you can adapt quicker to your new lifestyle in Japan. For expats in Japan, it is always wise to use cash, as Japan is very much a cash-based society. Certain ATMs do not accept foreign-issued cards and this again reinforces the need to get acquainted with the local banks. We have the familiarity of the locals and also the expertise of dealing with expats all around the world. Come join our family at Asia Expat Guides and you can get your much-awaited bank account in Japan very quickly!