Banking in Japan for Foreigners: JP Bank vs Shinsei Bank

Banking in Japan for Foreigners: JP Bank vs Shinsei Bank

Despite incredibly advanced technological advances in robotics, the banking industry in Japan is painfully traditional. Japan is still largely a cash-based society, so be prepared to walk around with a wad of cash to buy things. Paying by credit card is only available at major department stores and at some restaurants. Most people pay their bills with cash at a convenience store or at the post office. If you can’t be bothered with that, direct debit is also available.┬áNow onto the banks… Continue reading Banking in Japan for Foreigners: JP Bank vs Shinsei Bank