Created for expats living in Japan


Information on Japanese currency, bank accounts, electronic money, and other financial matters for foreign residents in Japan.

Electronic Money (E-Money) in Japan
How to Get a Credit Card in Japan: An Expat Guide
Public Utility Prices in Japan (Electricity, Gas, Water)
Cost of Living in Japan
What you should know about Consumption Tax in Japan
International Money Transfers to Japan
How to Open a Bank Account in Japan
International Money Transfers from Japan
Japanese Currency: Banknotes and Coins
Furusato Nozei: How to Benefit from Japan's Hometown Tax