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