This is hilarious.
If you want to transfer more than 50000¥ 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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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 220¥.

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. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@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.

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