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Choose how you want to send money from Japan

Online

Transfers made easy

1. Log in or register
Not registered? Create a profile or learn more.

2. Verify your profile
- Start a transfer on westernunion.com.
- Upload a scanned photo of your Japanese passport or driving license, or Residence card if you’re a foreign resident. You’ll also need to upload your My Number Card or Juminhyo with My Number (issued within the last 6 months).
- If your profile information matches your ID information, your profile will be verified.
- For your second transfer, we’ll send a 4-digit PIN to your postal address. Enter it in the app to complete your verification.

3. Start your transfer on wu.com
- Enter the destination country and the amount you'd like to send.
- Choose how you’d like to send money online: via your personal internet banking account, or via your personal banking account at an ATM.
- Choose the payout method: cash, direct to bank, or mobile wallet in select countries.

4. Enter your receiver's details
- If you’re sending directly to a bank account, you will need your receiver’s bank name, code, and account number1.
- You can save your receiver’s details for convenient repeat transfers.

5. Pay and send
- Pay for your transfer.
- Check all the details before hitting send.
- You'll get a confirmation email with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it with your receiver only.

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On our app

Send money on the go

1. Download the app
Download the Western Union® app on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Log in or register
- Follow the steps in the app to create a profile. Then start your transfer.
- To verify your profile, upload a scanned photo of your Japanese passport or driving license, or Residence card if you’re a foreign resident. You’ll also need to upload your My Number Card or Juminhyo with My Number (issued within the last 6 months).
- For your second transfer, we’ll send a 4-digit PIN to your postal address. Enter it in the app to complete your verification.

3. Start your transfer
- Enter the destination country and the amount you’d like to send.
- Choose the payout method: cash, direct to bank, or mobile wallet in select countries.

4. Pay and send

- Pay for the transfer via your personal internet banking account, or via your bank account at an ATM.
- Check all the details before hitting send.You’ll get a confirmation email with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it with your receiver only.

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In person

Walk in to send money

1. Visit a Western Union agent location
Walk in to one of our 200+ locations2 in Japan. Find one nearby.

2. Verify your identity
- Visit a Western Union agent location.
- Provide the agent with your full name and a valid photo ID. The acceptable IDs are as follows:

For Japanese nationals
- Japanese driving license
- Passport (with current address)
- Health insurance card*
* If you submit this ID, you need to provide a supplementary document such as national tax, local tax, receipt of automobile tax (with current address and issued within six months), certificate of residence (issued within six months), or certificate of registered seal (issued within six months).
- Physical disability certificate
- Individual Number Card (My Number card)

For foreign residents
- Valid Residence card

For non-residents
- Passport

3. Share your receiver’s details
- Provide the agent with your receiver’s full name, the destination country, and the exact amount you wish to send.
- Choose the payout method: cash, direct to bank, or mobile wallet in select countries.

4. Pay and send
- Pay for your transfer in cash.
- You’ll get a confirmation receipt with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it with your receiver only.

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Start online, pay in-store

Pay cash in-store

1. Log in or register
- Go to wu.com or download our app.
- Not registered? Create a profile or learn more.

2. Start your transfer
- Enter the destination country and the amount you’d like to send.
- Select Pay in-store as the funding method.

3. Enter your receiver’s details
- If you’re sending directly to a bank account, you will need your receiver’s bank name, code, and account number1.
- You can save your receiver’s details for convenient repeat transfers.

4. Verify your identity
- Visit a Western Union agent location.
- Provide the agent with your full name and a valid photo ID. The acceptable IDs are as follows:

For Japanese nationals
- Japanese driving license
- Passport (with current address)
- Health insurance card*
* If you submit this ID, you need to provide a supplementary document such as national tax, local tax, receipt of automobile tax (with current address and issued within six months), certificate of residence (issued within six months), or certificate of registered seal (issued within six months).
- Physical disability certificate
- Individual Number Card (My Number card)

For foreign residents
- Valid Residence card

For non-residents
- Passport

5. Pay in-store

- Pay for the transfer in cash.
- You’ll get a receipt with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it with your receiver only.

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Seven Bank

Send money with Seven Bank

Customers can transfer money 24/7, all year long, via Seven Bank ATMs and internet banking. Their beneficiaries can pick up the money at Western Union locations in 200 countries and territories. Up to 12 recipients can be registered on an ATM card.

Seven Bank ATMs and Customer Centers support nine languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai.

In order to use the Seven Bank Overseas Money Transfer Service, you need to open a Seven Bank account and apply for an overseas money transfer service contract. You can open an account on the Seven Bank website or app, or at a Seven Bank branch.

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FamilyMart

Send money at FamilyMart stores

Western Union makes it easy to send money* from Japan to overseas through FamiPort Kiosks at any of the 17,000+ FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan.
(*Receiving money from overseas to Japan is not available via FamiPort Kiosks.)

There’s no need to open a bank account to use the International Money Transfer service by FamilyMart. You can just pay in cash at the cash register at a FamilyMart store.

Pre-registration is required to use this service. The maximum transferable amount including the fees is up to 300,000 JPY per transfer. The service is available from 9 am to 9 pm daily, excluding service maintenance hours.

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Why transfer money with us?

Send money from Japan with us and enjoy all the benefits we have to offer.

Peace of mind

Keep track of money transfers with tracking codes (MTCN).

Global

Send money around the corner or around the world.

Reliable

We’ve been moving money for over 145 years.

Create your profile today to send money online

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Need help?

Visit our FAQs or just get in touch. Our Customer Care is just a call away.

English: 24/7
Japanese: 8 am to 9 pm, daily

0034-800-400-733 (From Japan)
+61-2-9226-9554 (From overseas)

Go to FAQs

1 Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into the bank account corresponding to the account number you provide. The receiver's account must be a local currency payout account.

2 Network data as of 30 June 2019.