How to send money from my Japanese bank account when overseas?
October 17, 2013 12:17 PM Subscribe
I was living in Japan for a while, and have some cash stuck in my Japanese post office bank account (Yuucho Ginkou) - not an exorbitant amount, but enough for me to care about - that I did not withdraw when traveling home to America since I was planning to return to Japan soon anyway. My plan to return fell through, and I will be staying in America longer than planned - I would like to reclaim said money, but am unsure as to how I can do so.
posted by Kamelot123 to work & money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have both the bank card and checking book with me. I've considered mailing the card or book to someone in Japan that I trust - they could then take the money out and send it to me, but I am unsure as to the legality of this.
Any other good ideas? Is there a way to get it sent online? It is a cash card with an IC chip installed, and I don't think any ATM's over here would read this.
Thanks in advance!