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ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/22 11:42
Hi

I have just arrived Japan and found out the new development of using international issued debit card, which is no bank will accept it except 7-11 & Aeon bank, wow!!!

I have yet to find a 7-11 or Aeon and please help me:

1) is it true 7-11 & Aeon ATM accept international issued debit card,
2) what is the fee charged by these 2 providers

Your help will be greatly appreciated



by Mama Han  

Re: ATM and the associated FEE 2017/9/22 13:03
Open a google map of where you are, and seven-eleven usually shows up near a train station. I had no difficulty finding one from Sapporo to Kagoshima, but Okinawa is a different story. I did notice there were not as many seven-elevens in Tohoku region (I found more Family Mart there), but they are there.
by nana (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated FEE 2017/9/22 13:16
The fee for using Seven-eleven ATM depends on your bank's policy (not seven-eleven). My bank in the US allows me to use it without any fee up to 3 times a month and the maximum of 50000 yen per withdrawal. So I withdraw the max amount each time just so I can keep it under 3 transactions per month. Your bank may differ.
by nana (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated FEE 2017/9/22 14:32
I think Japan Post Bank ATM will also accept. Please check.
http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/ias/en_ias_index.html
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/22 17:16
I tried Japan post bank and it did not accept the my debit and credit cards issued in canada. This is what I've found in the Japan guide :

Important Notice regarding Maestro cards with IC chips
Many international ATMs across Japan, including ATMs at post offices, are currently not accepting Maestro cards with IC chips. Among the ATMs that accept Maestro cards with IC chips are 7-Bank ATMs (found at over 10,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide) and Aeon Bank ATMs .

Even the latest edition of lonely planet did not include this. Hope this helps other travellers.
by Mama Han rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/22 17:57
Be careful that not all Aeon Bank ATMs accept foreign cards. Those in Aeon malls do, as well as those in Ministop convenience stores in central Tokyo and Osaka. However, many others (especially in Ministops outside Tokyo/Osaka) don't.

https://map.aeonbank.co.jp/aeonbank/?lang=en
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/23 06:47
Over four weeks of traveling in Japan and pulling out 50,000 yen each time. I have never had a issue finding a 7-eleven atm.

If you are going to a region that has fewer 7-eleven atms. Then get out more money before you enter that region.

I use google maps also, same as suggested earlier.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/23 09:31
And about Seven Bank ATMs, note that they can also be found in other places besides 7-Eleven stores; this is especially important in places where there are few 7-Elevens.

https://pkg.navitime.co.jp/sevenbank/?lang=en
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/27 09:42
Cards with the plus logo or union pay logo should be accepted at all ATM displaying the logo, union pay in hong kong from HSBC charge only approximate 300Yen per transation, then the current exchange rate.

Have you enabled international transaction in you home country, you have to do this before you can use your card outside of your home country.
by kms899 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/27 09:54
Have you enabled international transaction in you home country, you have to do this before you can use your card outside of your home country.

What? No, you don't. Well, maybe in Hong Kong; OP is not from Hong Kong.
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/27 18:54
Yes, "some" banks you do have to do this. Up to the individual to consult their own banks terms and conditions.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/27 20:37
Many countries now do this as many cards fraud including credit cards are used overseas, all banks in Hong Kong you have to enable function this in the local ATM with a starting date to end date or until further notice.

Since the op's is in Japan already and the bank has this feature that must be done, and if he/she has not done this, the card is not usable, and might not be able to do this online or calling back to the local bank, at least in Hong Kong, you must use a ATM to do this.
by kms899 rate this post as useful

Re: ATM and the associated fee 2017/9/28 10:40
As the OP said about five posts down from the top it is a fact that chipped Maestro cards (US at least) cannot be used at the Post Office. I have the same issue with my US chipped Maestro debit card. And I always notify my bank before I leave home. I have used it numerous times at 7Eleven but it will not work at the PO......
by Maranyc rate this post as useful

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