This is hilarious.
If you want to transfer more than 50000Β₯ by using the Japan Post website, you need an OTP specific app. The app is only delivering code from 07:00 to 23:00.

Because yes, why would you make a transfer at night?

Japan in a nutshell.

/cc @codewiz

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And like many other Japanese apps on the Play Store, review score is at 2.2. 😱

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At least the transfer was fast. I transferred from Japan Bank to Rakuten Bank, and got a mail from Rakuten, 10min later.

But it costs me 220Β₯.

Yes in Japan, you still pay for inter-bank transfer...
(Depending of the bank).

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@benoit Some banks over here in Portugal are still charging for transfers as well. And some take days to do it. Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

@maique eh?! In Europe there is SEPA so interbank transfer should be free. It's free in France and Germany at least.

@benoit Yes, it should. But I don’t think it’s mandatory. People do complain, but banks don’t really care. A lot of people I know moved to fintech solutions, as a way to skip those charges. Revolut is quite big here, and now we have local banks with app-only free alternatives.

@benoit @codewiz german public tv has a streaming service and shows whoch are rated 16+ are only accesible between 22:00-6:00

because adult people dont sleep at night and kids do!!1!

@khaosgrille @benoit Broadcast television laws look so silly in the Internet streaming era...

In #Japan, many #anime series air past midnight because everyone uses advanced DVR devices to record them overnight and watch them when they have time:

I'm not sure why streaming services have been so slow at changing consumer habits in #Japan... Here, the NHK is still going door-to-door, demanding a subscription if they see any type of screen in the house πŸ˜‚

@khaosgrille @benoit

@benoit Is this the same country that has 24/7 convenience shops and vending machines on every corner?

@p2501 @benoit Japanese banks are still stuck in the '90s. Mine gave me a little thingie that looks like a calculator... it's a pre-smartphone era OTP πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

@codewiz @benoit Oh, these are still pretty common. My bank has them too as default, until you activate a phone based 2FA (as well as a fallback just in case).

@p2501 @benoit On second thought, using the smarphone as second factor seems silly when it's the same device on which a user logs in and performs all banking operations. The calculator thing is airgapped and thus more secure.

My other Japanese bank, Shinsei, gave me a plastic card with a grid of numbers and letters. Every time I log in I must lookup 4 of them to complete a security code... it reminds me of the copy protections of some C64 videogames πŸ˜‚

#japan #retrocomputing

@codewiz @p2501 ah I have a security card also for Rakuten Bank. But I can connect without... Don't know the usage.

@codewiz @p2501 yeah Japan Post Bank has also OTP device but you need to buy it around 1600Β₯. It's either that device or the shitty app.

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