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How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

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How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

Hi guys,

Im in Australia and my little brother is in Tsu shi, Mie, Japan at the moment. He has got no credit card with him or any card that I can transfer money directly from here to him. I googled and found 3 Western Union agents in that areas, however, I couldnt get into contact with 2 of them. My brother even went there in person but he couldnt find the place and the people there didnt know there was one there. He tried to call the other one and they said I need to transfer the money to Nagoya instead , for some reasons they wont be able to receive it in Tsu shi , Mie?!? At the same time, I rang Western Union here and the lady (stated that she is not in aus) said that it should be fine to just go to a local agent here in Aus and send the money and my brother can receive it in any WU agent in Japan?!? plus the fee for let say $1200 is $100. Again she couldnt tell me where I should send it to regarding my concern is that I dont even know whether the agents in Mie exist.

He has a local bank account which they say wont be able to receive the international payment from Australia. Plus he said that he couldnt make a visa/credit card there as a foreigner you are required to stay for at least 6 months to apply for one.

Any kind soul could you please let me know how I can send money to my brother? I tried to google stuff but it doesnt seem to work where he is. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

Thank you

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1. Re: How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

Does he have a cash card from his home bank in Australia? If so, you could deposit money into his home bank account and he can withdraw it as Japanese yen at an ATM at a convenience store or other place.

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2. Re: How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

First check Nishin-san's suggestion.

I imagine that Travelex in Nagoya (Travelex Nagoya Sakae Money Transfer) are more accustomed to handling international money transfers as Western Union agents (than some food trade agents named Amigo in regional towns in Mie Prefecture - although he can still inquire by phone). Western Union does not seem to operate directly in Japan (standard bank transfers and international money orders are the usual method here).

Western Union agents are here in Nagoya: https://locations.westernunion.com/search/japan/aichi+prefecture/nagoya

Edited: 14 May 2018, 20:05
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3. Re: How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

Travelex (Western Union agent) in Nagoya:

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How to receive money (use Google-Translate and read general instructions on the Western Union official English language site): https:/…receive-money-jp.html

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4. Re: How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

This might help:

survivingnjapan.com/2012/06/how-to-transfer-…

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5. Re: How to send money to Mie, Japan? Please help

Why is this in the travel forum?

>> He has a local bank account

i.e. not a tourist.

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