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    Hey Everyone,

    Just a question about VISA Debit. The bank I'm currently with (Shinsei) doesn't offer VISA Debit cards. Does anyone know of a foreigner friendly bank that has VISA Debit cards. I tried SMTB but they, in a very Japanese way, said... You're a foreigner we aren't giving you a bank account. Any ideas? What banks do you guys use?

    Thanks in advance

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    Ya a credit card might as well be a debit given it doesn't cost you anything to pay it all off on the next bill
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    Yeah, I looked in to that but my Japanese isn't good enough to sign up for a credit card in Japan. I don't want to sign up for a credit card back home because I would be forced to pay International transaction fees etc. Aren't credit cards really hard for foreigners to get in Japan?

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    Dunno, I got one in my fourth year, but I hear about newbies getting em super easy.
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    credit card - rakuten seems to hand them out to roundeyes without too much trouble.

    Visa debit - japannetbank is a pretty safe bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    credit card - rakuten seems to hand them out to roundeyes without too much trouble.

    Visa debit - japannetbank is a pretty safe bet
    word

    I got a CC with my bank (Shinkin)(f*ck them, tho; they're one of those banks that opens at nine, closes at three, and shuts down their ATMs for anything that might be a holiday for anyone) after just a couple o' years in, first try. I've heard different things, but you don't need particularly awesome J-go abilities to fill out the apps, and if you ask someone for help, they'll probably just do the whole thing for you.

    I got a Japannetbank account a few years ago and they sent me a visa debit as a matter of course. I preferred to use my Shinkin CC at that point, but it was kinda cool to have.
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