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Send money to Japan

From Tokyo to Kyoto, find out how to send money to Japan with Western Union today. Support friends and family via our app, website or agent locations.

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    Send money to Japan in a few taps with our app

    Make a money transfer from the comfort of your home or on the move.

    Save names, addresses and account details to quickly send money to Japan again.

    Keep everyone in the loop by tracking your money.

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    More information on how to send money to Japan from the US

    Sending money to bank accounts

    Make life simple for friends and relatives in Japan by sending money direct to their accounts.

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    Check exchange rates with the app

    Download our app and quickly learn how to send money to Japan. Keep an eye on exchange rates1 between the dollar and yen – and set up repeat payments.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Send money around the world

    Send money to Japan and beyond – we cater for more than 200 countries and territories.

    Transfers that work for you

    Choose the money transfer service that fits best with your routine – get the app, head to an agent location or use our website.

    Convenient agent locations

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    Years of experience

    Founded in the 1850s, we’ve connected people for many decades. Millions now benefit from our money transfer tools.

    Sign up to send money to Japan today

    Get a free online profile

    Follow our step-by-step process to register for free.

    Save time on future transfers

    Quickly send money to Japan from the USA again by saving loved ones’ details.

    Monitor progress

    Share your tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver in Japan to follow your money over the Pacific.

    Earn exclusive rewards

    Enjoy transfer fee3 discounts by registering for the My WU℠ program.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Japan?

    You can send up to USD 50,000 to Japan online with Western Union. However, your transfer history and the services you choose can also affect your personal daily limit. Log in to your online profile to see your current limit.

    How do I send money to Japan online?

    Learning how to send money to Japan from the US online is straightforward – just follow these steps:

    1. Create your free online profile with us and log in. Click ‘Send now’ to get started.
    2. Enter the amount you’re sending to a loved one, with ‘Japan’ as the destination country.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’ to deposit money directly into an account. Enter your receiver’s bank details4 or click on their name if it’s a repeat transfer.
    4. Pay to send money to Japan with a credit card2 or debit card or choose a bank transfer.
    5. Check your inbox for a confirmation email and tracking number (MTCN). This allows you to track your transfer.
    What do I need to send money to Japan online?

    Along with your personal details, you’ll need a valid US driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID to register with us online. To send money to Japan bank accounts online, you’ll require your receiver’s account number and bank identifier code (BIC). Delivery should take one to two banking days.

    How do I send money to Japan from a Western Union agent location?

    Here’s how to send money to loved ones in Japan if you’d prefer to use an in-person agent location:

    1. Find an agent location with our online search tool.
    2. Take the following documents and details with you: a valid government-issued ID, phone number or My WU℠ number, plus the bank and account information for your receiver in Japan.
    3. Complete your transfer with a US bank-issued debit card or cash.
    4. Share your tracking number (MTCN) with your loved one so you can both follow the progress of your money.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Japan?

    You can use our online price estimation tool to calculate the potential costs of a money transfer to Japan. It details exchange rates between the dollar and yen, transfer fees3 and estimated delivery times.

    1 Agent locations valid as of September 30, 2021.

    2 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    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.

    4 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)