Daikokuya’s Western Union international money transfer service is secure and at a low price! Weekends and holidays? OK!

Daikokuya’s Western Union International money transfer service
An appealing price system! Daikokuya international money transfer service has now begun offering money transfer rates from just 990 JPY*! *(The money transfer handling fee changes according to the amount being transferred.)

What’s the method for transferring money overseas?

Easy Money Transfer with DAIKOKUYA International Remittance Service!!

At the stores window of a nationwide Daikokuya store partnered with Western Union, just fill out the money transfer information. After a few minutes, (*1) for receiving countries around the world, (*2) for the 400,000 locations and(*3) for handling stores where the money can be received.

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1. Fill in the money transfer request form.

Fill in the money transfer request form at your nearest participating store and submit your personal ID (*4). For details call Western Union on 0034-800-400-733 (from Japan) or +61-2-9226-9554 (from overseas). (Opening hours: Japanese language support Monday to Sunday 10:00-19:00; English is available 24 hours a day.)

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2. Pay the amount to be transferred plus the handling charge.

Please pay the amount to be transferred (in Japanese yen) and the handling charge (*5).

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3. Take your receipt.

You will be given a copy of the money transfer request form. The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) will be registered, so if you use the MTCN, you can check the money transfer status.

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4. Contact the recipient.

Please contact the recipient of the money transfer and give them the name of the sender, the amount of money sent, the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the necessary information regarding the country of origin. Please do not tell the money transfer information to anyone but the recipient.

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5. Check the status of the money transfer.

On the Western Union website’s homepage, please click on “Track a Transfer”. Enter the sender’s name and the Money Transfer Control Number and you can check the status of the money transfer.

*1: Depending on the amount of money being transferred, the receiving country, currency inventory, various regulations and foreign exchange, procedures deemed necessary for the recipient, important points regarding personal identification, opening times of cooperating stores, time difference, choosing the option to delay the transfer and various other conditions, or if the money is delayed, there may be cases where it is not possible to make use of the service. Western Union is involved with currency exchange, so there are cases where some marginal profits are made from foreign money orders. Also, there are cases where restrictions apply. For more details, please refer to the money transfer request form.

*2: Depending on the region of the store where payment was made, opening hours and handling conditions, it is possible to receive the money. For more details, please check the restrictions described on the money transfer form.

*3: There are some countries from which money cannot be transferred. In these cases, money can only be received. As of 31st December 2010.

*4: For details concerning personal identification documents in Japan, please see the document “Restrictions and Special Notes” for information about personal ID.

*5: This applies to money transfers between individuals. Western Union’s exchange rates include marginal profit on currency exchange. If the money is to be received in a foreign country, there may be cases where that country’s taxes are imposed.

Identify Verification Documents
Important notes regarding restrictions

How do I receive money sent from overseas?

The method for receiving money transferred from overseas is simple.

The method for receiving money transferred from overseas is simple!
Head to the stores window of any nationwide Western Union partnered Daikokuya store.

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1. Visit the nearest Western Union cooperating store.

At your nearest Western Union partnered Daikokuya store, on the money transfer request form in the recipient column, please fill in the name of the sender, the transfer’s country of origin, the amount transferred, and the Money Transfer Control Number.

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2. Fill in the “recipient column” on the money transfer request form.

Please submit the completed money transfer request form along with your personal ID (*1) at the stores window.

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3. Receive the money.

Once you have checked the money transfer contents and the money transfer receipt, you will be given the money and the recipient’s copy of the money transfer form, there and then.

*1: For details concerning personal identification documents in Japan, please see the document “Restrictions and Special Notes” for information about personal ID.

Identify Verification Documents
Important notes regarding restrictions

What is the handling fee for international money transfers?

Handling charge
Transfer amount (JPY)Handling charge (JPY)
1~10,000円990 JPY
10,001~50,000 JPY1,500 JPY
50,001~100,000 JPY3,000 JPY
100,001~250,000 JPY5,000 JPY
250,001~500,000 JPY7,000 JPY
500,001~1,000,000 JPY9,000 JPY
Bangladesh、Brazil、China、India、Indonesia、Korea、Myanmar
Nepal、Pakistan、Peru、Philippines、Sri Lanka、Thailand、Vietnam ONLY
Handling charge
Transfer amount (JPY)Handling charge (JPY)
1~10,000 JPY990 JPY
10,001~50,000 JPY1,500 JPY
50,001~100,000 JPY2,000 JPY
100,001~250,000 JPY3,000 JPY
250,001~500,000 JPY5,000 JPY
500,001~1,000,000 JPY6,500 JPY

*This service applies to money transfers between individuals.
*Western Union’s exchange rate includes a given amount of profit on currency exchange.
*If the money is to be received in a foreign country, there may be cases where that country’s taxes are imposed.
*Whichever country the money is being transferred to, the charge is the same.
*The maximum amount that can be transferred at any one time is 1,000,000 JPY.

feel free to ask Western Union! From Japan : 0034-800-400-733 (10:00 to 19:00), From oversea : +61-2-9226-9554 (24 hours a day)
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