I will need to send money from the US to Japan in the future. I'm looking at options right now. I've looked (briefly) at sending to the Japan Post Bank thing. Also, I've spoken with Western Union (but the recipient would have to go to Tokyo to pick up the money it seems).
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice?
My (Japanese) wife tells me that I CAN'T send money directly from the US to a Shinsei ginko account. This seems strange and unlikely to me, but honestly many Japanese banking practices seem extremely strange and unlikely.
I've also been contemplating just getting a credit card in the States and shipping it to the recipient in Japan...I haven't looked it up, but it sounds like something that would be frowned upon if discovered (but I really don't know)
Again, any advice would be great! Thank you so much in advance!