Hopefully you’ve read Part 1 of “How to Use a Japanese ATM” as it shows the essential kanji we’ll be dealing with when using the ATM. Now, I will show how to do each of the procedures step by step. First, let’s examine how to do a basic withdrawal:
When withdrawing money, please mind your zeroes. I had a friend who accidentally withdrew most of the money that he had in his account, because he added an extra zero by mistake. (Please see the article if you’re a little confused about US Dollar to Yen Equivalents…don’t worry…I try to keep things simple).
Next let’s do a basic deposit together:
With deposits, some machines do actually have slots to deposit coins, which is quite convenient. It’s makes sense, though, because whereas we would use a five-dollar bill in the U.S., Japan has a 500-yen coin.
And now, let’s check our balance together,
The transfer video idea comes from the “How to Send Money Home From Japan (Part 2)” article that I did a while back. I feel this is probably one of the most important ATM details, so I put a little more effort and time into it. If you have time, please take a look at that article before trying to send money home. You might find it informative.
Lastly, we’ll take a look at how to update your bankbook or passbook as they say here in Japan.
I hope you found today’s videos useful. If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them.
Thanks for watching,