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TransferWise not adding money in Yen

Hi All,

About to move to Tokyo to reside and work.

After reading your article on https://tokyocheapo.com/business/financial/cheapest-way-transfer-money-out-of-japan/, I’ve checked with TransferWise but there is no option within this platform to add fund in Yen directly from a Japanese account. So if my salary is in Yen and that I want to top up my account in Yen I cannot do so (or I cannot find the option). It only allows me to add fund from a UK account.

Either the feature has been removed or geo-targeted (I’m in London at the moment) but there is no point to top up from a UK account if it is to send money from Japan.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Yvan

Hi Yvan,

I may be wrong, but my understanding is that you will need to have set up TransferWise in Japan to make yen transfers out of Japan. I would suggest contacting them directly for further support.

Thanks a lot for your reply.