I read a forum 8 years ago about checking cashing in Japan and I have lived here for 24 years so I know it can be done if you have a bank account with the bank you want to cash it at. There is no problem and no wait time.
I have a unique problem where I have an IRS check that needs to be cashed or deposited. The problem is my banks in the US and my back in Japan will not cash them because my accounts are in my name only and I filed jointly so the check is in both out names so I can not cash it. As you know traditionally the accounts are in the husbaband's name.
I really would just like to go somewhere in Japan with my wife's ID and cash the check.
Ideas from someone?