International Money Transfer Service
While staying in Japan, there may come times when you need to transfer money overseas to family, friends, or others. While many banks provide international money transfer services, there are also companies that offer international money transfer services from, for example, convenience stores, which will save you from having to go to a bank.
Western Union provides an international money transfer service using SMS from cell phones.
If you open an account with Seven Bank, you can make remittances using Internet/mobile banking services and via ATMs in SEVEN-ELEVEN stores. You can use this international money transfer service, which enables you to receive money from overseas, at affiliates of Western Union. Bank accounts are not necessary in principle to receive money.
When sending money to family and friends overseas, why not take advantage of this service?
Source of information provided: Western Union/Seven Bank,Ltd.
(Updated in January 2017)