It is convenient to register your bank account for monthly payments of your apartment’s utilities. It can be opened immediately on the date of application, however, it takes about one week to receive a cash card by post. Services at the bank/post office are limited to weekdays during the day but the ATM is available in early morning, night time and weekends as well.
|Name of Bank||Branch||Application Requirements||ATM|
|Senshu Ikeda Bank||
Kita-senri Branch: Inside Senri Kita Center Building, 4-2 Furue-dai, Suita TEL 06-6872-0771
Onohara Branch: In front of Kansai Super Market, 3-13-22 Onohara higashi, Minoh TEL 072-728-8411
Personal seal(or signature)*2
|ATMs are located near Kita-senri station and Kansai Supermarket.|
|Mitsui Sumitomo Bank||Minami-senri Branch: 1F, Crystal Hotel, 1-2-D9-101, Tsukumo-dai, Suita TEL 06-6833-1911||Passport or Residence Card
Personal seal(or signature)*2
|ATMs are located in Suita Campus(in the university hospital) and Toyonaka Campus.|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Bank||Senri Chuo Branch:1-4-1Higashi machi, Shinsenri, Toyonaka TEL 06-6831-3633
Ibaraki Branch:13-23 Futabai-cho, Ibaraki TEL 072-638-8833
Esaka Branch:1-13-21-101, Esaka-cho, Suita TEL 06-6386-3811
Certificate of employment/acceptance
|ATMs are located in front of Kitasenri Station and Suita Campus(in the university hospital).|
|Resona Bank||Senri-Kita Branch: 4-2-D2-201 Furue-dai, Suita TEL 06-6872-0651
Senri Branch: 1-1-2 Tsukumodai, Suita TEL 06-6871-0191
Onohara Branch: Next to Kansai Super Market, 5-1-1 Onohara higashi, Minoh TEL 06-6872-0651
|Residence Card*1 or Certificate of registered matter
Employment Certificate(issued by IFReC*3)
|ATMs are located at the Kitasenri/Senri/Onohara branches.||
NOTE: Submission of Employment Certificate is required.Visiting researchers/fellows/students, etc. cannot open a bank account until you have stayed in Japan more than six months(*4).
|Japan Post (Yu-cho) Bank||Suita Handai-nai Post Office,Osaka University 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita TEL 06-6877-2277
Suita Handai Byouinnai Post Office(inside university hospital) 2-15 Yamada-oka, Suita TEL 06-6875-3265
|All post offices have ATMs. They accept not only JP Bank's cash card but other affiliated banks ones.||
NOTE: Remittance services from/to your bank account are not permitted for foreigners who have stayed in Japan less than six months (However, you can pay utility fees, etc. from your account). It is possible to bring cash to the counter and transfer money to a receiver. "Overseas remittance" is also possible. After six months stay, you can add the money transfer function.
Notice: In accordance with the Individual Number system effective from January 2016, customers who use the overseas remittance service are required to register their Individual Number (also called "My Number") About MY NUMBER»»
There are many ways to send money from your bank in Japan to an account in abroad. Usually, you will be asked to pay a commission fee to your bank in Japan, - the intermediary bank(s) and to beneficiary bank. The amount of the fee (approx. 2,000 to 9,000yen for one transaction) as well as the time for the transaction (several days to weeks) varies according to the bank and the country
If you have an account at JP bank, there are two ways to send money; “Account transfer” =Kouzakan soukin (口座間送金): Sending money via your JP bank account. “Payment to account” =Kouza ate soukin (口座あて送金): Bring cash to the JP bank and send the money. You are not eligible to send and receive money by “account transfer” if you have not been in Japan more than 6 months since your landing date. After 6 months, you may ask the JP bank to add the remittance function. You are able to send money by “payment to account” method even if your length of stay in Japan is less than 6 months. Commission fee (at JP BK): 2,500yen Intermediatory bank(s) and beneficiary bank take additional commission fees.
Notice: SMBC Trust Bank Ltd. has integrated Citibank Japan's retail banking business on November 1, 2015, and continues the business under the new brand 'PRESTIA'.
The commission fee defers according to the amount of the savings in your account. SMBC Trust Bank ATMs are only located several places in central Osaka city but you are able to use Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation branch ATMs (no commission fee on Weekdays 8:45-18:00), the Seven Eleven ATMs (convenience store) and Japan Post Bank ATMs with your PRESTIA cash card.
Shinsei Bank offers an international money transfer service called “GoRemit” »».
*The information on this site is subject to change without notice. IFReC accepts no responsibility for any inconvenience resulting from use of the information contained on this site.