Monthly Archives March 2016

Banking in Japan, Part 2

In which I set up my Japanese bank account to send money. My second week in Japan, I started intensive language lessons.  Unfortunately the language school does not accept credit cards as payments — only cash or bank transfer, with the latter preferred (this is normal in Japan).  Assuming I will soon get paid and […]

Banking in Japan, Part 1

In which I acquire a bank account. My second day in Tokyo, I was accompanied to the bank by a helpful lady from Tokyo Orientations.  She acted as an adviser and translator during the process, without which I would have floundered.  Things were going along swimmingly, until the nice bank representative went to make a copy […]