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JPY Transfers

Here you'll find everything you need to know about sending to or from Japanese Yen.

Please note - Japanese banks are closed by law from December 31st to January 3rd every year. Transfers to or from Japan during this period will be delayed.

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Sending to JPY
 

Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise Fee 0.5% (the minimum fee and threshold are based on the currency that you are sending from) When sending from currencies with a higher fee, the higher charge applies e.g. From USD the fee would be 1%
Delivery time 2 working days  
Maximum amount
(per transfer)
140,000,000 JPY  
Countries we can send to Japan only  
Required Details    
Recipient Full Name Yes We require the local bank account name. Please include first name and surname written in Katakana. 
Recipient Account Number Yes Local account number should be 4-7 digits in length.
Recipient Account Type Yes You can select either  普通(Futsuu) current/general or 貯蓄(Chochiku) savings or 当座(Touza) checking
Recipient Bank Yes This can be entered in English, Katakana or Kanji.
Recipient Branch Yes This can be entered in English, Katakana or Kanji.
Features    
Amount Lock Transfers Yes The currency you're sending from must also be able to send fixed amounts. 

 

 

Sending from JPY

 
Basic Information   Notes
TransferWise fee See notes 1% (or 500 JPY for transfers under 50,000 JPY to GBP/EUR/USD and 750 JPY for transfers under 50,000 JPY to other currencies)

Please note - When sending to currencies with a different fee, the higher charge applies.
Time for deposit to reach TransferWise* 2 working days Please note: TransferWise usually only receives deposits within UK working hours (9-5 UK time Mon-Fri)
Maximum amount 1,000,000 JPY  
How to send money Local bank transfer  
Additional sending fees No  
Features    
Amount Lock Transfers Yes The currency that you are sending to much also be able to receive fixed amounts
Guaranteed Rate Yes You'll receive a guaranteed rate, lasting 48 working hours (2 working days) when transferring to AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP and USD. The guaranteed rate is available for transfers after your address verification has been completed
Business transfers No You cannot send JPY from a business account. However,  your recipient can be a business when sending from JPY
Transfers via app Yes  
ID & Address Verification Yes All customers sending from JPY will need to be ID & Address verified prior to their first transfer. Address verification is required for your second transfer, or if your first transfer is over 100,000 JPY.
 

 

JPY Refunds

If you cancel your transfer from JPY when you have already sent the money to us, and the transfer has not yet been completed, then we can simply refund your money back to you.

The refund will also be sent via local bank transfer, so you'll be required to enter the following details for us to send this back to you:


- Account holder name
- Account number
- Bank name and code
- Branch name and code
Account type: 普通(Futsuu)current/general or 貯蓄(Chochiku) savings or 当座(Touza) checking

The refund will then take 1-2 working days maximum to arrive back into your sending account.
 

 

TransferWise Japan Co Ltd is regulated by the Japan Financial Services Agency as a Funds Transfer Service Provider. Kanto Local Finance Bureau No. 00040. 

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