I was wondering whether any of you have encountered this problem:
Until COVID hit, I worked part of the year in Tokyo for the past years and I had my salary was paid in my Yuucho account and send some of it to Europe from time to time, where I work from now.
I left Japan in a hurry in March 2020 and have been unable to return since (Country closed, waiting to get vaccinated, re-entry permit expired etc.). My visa expired recently, and when I tried to transfer money from my Yuucho account in the same way as always, it was canceled after 5 weeks, because they could not check my residence in Japan (makes sense).
So the question is, do I need to have a visa/ legal residence in Japan, to be able to transfer money internationally? My earnings/savings are legal and made during the time I had legal residence.
Can I use services such as Wise instead, or will they refuse to process the transfer for the same reason?
Does any of you have experience with this or advise how to proceed?