How to Use a Japanese ATM

By Ben Mirin, CIR

Every Japanese bank operates its ATMs on a specific schedule.  Located in the Nanae Yakuba (town office), this Hakodate Shinyou Kinko ATM closes at 6pm every day, and imposes a surcharge for withdrawals during the weekend.  Despite the occasional inconvenience these schedules might cause, Japanese ATMs are excellent tools for managing finances.

(Special thanks goes to Emi Kimura for her invaluable assistance in making this video.  An apology is also due for my ridiculous sunglasses.)

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2 Replies to “How to Use a Japanese ATM”

  1. Showing such an everyday transaction really gives a feel for how
    different things are in Japan, and what it’s like not to understand or
    read the language.

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