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Send money from Japan to the US

Transfer money from Japan to the USA today. You can send money online or in person, at home or on the go, with Western Union’s trusted money transfer service.

We encrypt your transfers

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We are committed to keeping your data secure

How to send money from Japan to the US

Western Union can help you send money from Japan to your loved ones in the US quickly and reliably. Here are the four key steps you need to follow to send your money:

Ways to transfer money to the US from Japan

Whether you are looking to send money to a loved one for their birthday, support them in a new business opportunity, or just want to help them pay their monthly bills, you can do so with Western Union through our money transfer options from Japan to the US.

Open an account to send money to the US today

Register for free

Create your account for free today to enjoy easy and simple online money transfers from Japan to the US.

Committed to security

Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.

Transparent fees

You can find out the fees3 for transferring money from Japan to the US and the exchange rates3 we offer in advance, as well as the maximum transfer amount.

Money in minutes1

Depending on the sending and receiving methods, your transfer could be with your loved ones in the US in minutes1.

Reasons to choose Western Union for your Japan to the US money transfer:

Many locations

Your loved ones can receive money wherever they are in the US, by visiting any of the more than thousands2 of agent locations across the country.

Easily track your transfer

You can track your transfer when you send money to the US from Japan using your unique tracking number (MTCN).

Pay the way you like

It’s easy to send money to the US in the way that suits you best. You can pay by cash or bank transfer, in-person, online, via the app or at FamilyMart.

Save recipient details

Making repeat money transfers to a loved one in the US online is quick and easy, as you can save the details of your recipient.

Send money to the US with ease using our app

Send money on the go, or start a transfer and pay at an agent location.

Track your money transfer to the US in real time.

Quickly send again to friends and family across the US.

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More information about transferring money from Japan to the US

We deal with most of the major banks in the US

You can send money directly from Japan to most banks across the US.

Send to a bank account

Get a free money transfer estimate before you send

Find out the costs3 of an online money transfer to the US before you send, with no obligation to transfer.

Get a free estimate

Prepare the details of the recipient in advance

To send money to a bank account, you’ll need to have the recipient’s name and bank account details ready.

Provide recipient details

Support your loved ones when they need you

Whether it’s a wedding in California, a birthday in California, a new business opportunity, or just a chance to show you care, Western Union is always there to help you transfer money from Japan to the US online

Frequently asked questions on sending money from Japan to the US

What is the best way to transfer money from Japan to the USA?

The best way to transfer money to the US from Japan is to use a reliable money transfer service that can deliver your money to your loved ones in the way that suits them best.

When you use Western Union, whether your recipient prefers cash, or bank transfer, we can get the money to them in a way that works for them.

How long does it take to send money from Japan to the US?

The exact time it will take for your money transfer to arrive with a loved one in the US can depend on the sending and receiving methods involved.

If you are sending JPY to USD for cash pickup, it can arrive within minutes1. Funds sent directly to your loved one’s bank account will generally be delivered the next banking day1.

Is it safe to send money online to the US?

The best way to ensure your money transfer arrives safely with loved ones in the US is to use a reputable money transfer service who are committed to security.

At Western Union, our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect all of your money transfers from Japan to the US.

How to send money to a US bank account?

To send money to a US bank account, you can sign up or sign in to send as you would for any other receiving option, but you will need to provide the following information:

  • -Your recipient’s ABA routing number / account number
  • -Your recipient’s address / phone number
  • -The branch name / address of the recipient’s bank

Are you ready to transfer money to the US?

If you’ve read enough about how to transfer money from Japan to the US, you can go ahead and transfer money through Western Union quickly and reliably.

Still have questions or need help?

If you still have more questions about how to transfer money from the Japan to the US, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our team.

Our customer service team is always ready to support you:

English: 24/7
Mandarin: 8 am to 12 am, daily

+65 6415 7363

1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options.

2 Network data as of 31 December 2021.

3 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.