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International money transfers and Japan: A short primer Money transfer from Japan image

Getting money into and out of Japan has never been easy. Since about two years ago, it’s been much harder. Banks everywhere have taken a policy of vetting every transfer — and the person and account making it — extremely carefully.

Japanese convenience stores: the ultimate in “benri’! Japanese convenience stores: the ultimate in “benri’!

Over 90% of Japan’s population is squeezed into urban areas. This means that the vast majority of Japanese people are large town or city dwellers, and only a small percentage know what it’s like to live in the countryside or remote areas.