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Not exactly Skyline related but can any the members based in Japan help.

A couple of mates at work are going out for the World Cup next summer. They have been advised to take plenty of currency with them as the cash machines over there only accept Japanese cards and traveller's cheques are also not particularly welcome.

Have they been mis-informed? If not, what is their best tactic.


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ATMs in Japan

In general, the Japanese Banks's ATMs are not connected to CIRRUS, PLUS, etc networks for ATMs. As a result, it is very difficult to use non Japanese cards to withdraw money from Japanese banks. However, you do have some options(depends on what town/city there will be in). 1st Opt - There are a few Citibank ATMs around Tokyo so they accept non Japanese cards. 2nd options - The Japanese Credit Card Issuers (like Saison Credit) run ATMs that accept non Japanese Visa/Nasrecards for cash advances.

In terms of stores accepting cash/cards, in general Japan is a cash society however, I have never seen a place that did not accept a card except for the Mom/Pop resturant in the middle of nowhere......

Andrew

PS - I xill check with a friend who is in Japan for FIFA to see if they have/know any plans to put cash machines at some of the playing venues..
 
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