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banking system, can i start an account here
Posted September 7th, 2013 - 6:46 am by from Cabanatuan, Philippines (Permalink)
Hi, I’m going to visit soon and really appreciate if i can get some advice. Can I start a bank account here? I am on a tourist Visa. Staying for 3 months. Instead of carrying so much cash and to minimize fees, i like to start an account, and then I can transfer funds across in one hit. Later I may use the account to for online shopping! Thank you very much, any guidance is appreciated.

Posted September 7th, 2013 - 6:54 am by from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
To open a bank account, you need to be a resident with an official address. You can't open it if you're in Japan with a tourist visa.