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If you have family in Japan who are getting together to celebrate a special occasion, or if there’s a friend or relative who needs a little helping hand, you can always visit your nearest Money Services to send money to Japan. Our service for sending cash is powered by Western Union so you can send Japanese yen to Japan in minutes †. With Western Union agent locations all over Japan, including at convenience stores, supermarkets and check cashing services, your money will find its way to friends and family from Tokyo to Tochigi from the convenience of your nearest Money Services.


  • Over 200 Western Union agent locations across Japan

  • Choose how you want the money to arrive

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Send money your way

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

Visit your nearest Money Services to send funds to friends and family in Japan. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps:

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.

  • Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.

  • Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.

  • Choose your transfer option.

  • Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.

  • Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash safely – they’ll also need a photo ID.

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The word ‘yen’ was used in many southeast Asian countries, who took their currency’s name from a word for “round object.” That name is based on the silver dollar coins that were introduced across the continent by Spanish explorers and used for more than 200 years. Japan’s currency was introduced in the 1870s, which replaced a complicated system that used oval-shaped gold pieces. The 1-yen coin is made entirely out of aluminum and can float on water.

† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

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