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Japan

Overview

Payment methodLocal*SWIFT
Supported currency(ies)JPYAUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
Payment SchemeZengin
Flight time (business days)0-10-3
Maximum transaction limit1,000,000 JPYNo limit
Ultimate payer displayedYes

* Note that pre-registration is required to enable local JPY payout capabilities, please contact your Account Manager.

Please refer to the sections below for the key required bank details and other considerations for each supported payment method.

Local JPY payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeShould be JPY
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account (Preferably in either English or Katakana, 片仮名)
account_number7 digits
account_routing_type1bank_code onlyThis is a 4-digit number to identify a Japanese bank
account_routing_value14 digits
account_routing_type2branch_code onlyThis is a 3-digit number to identify a Japanese bank branch
account_routing_value23 digits
bank_account_categoryOne of Checking, SavingsChecking: Current (当座) or Savings: Ordinary (普通) account type
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be JP

Beneficiary name

To ensure funds arrive successfully at the recipient bank, it is recommended to provide in only English or Katakana (片仮名) for the following fields:

  • account_name
  • first_name and last_name (for individual beneficiaries)
  • company_name (for business beneficiaries)

While Airwallex will translate Japanese characters in Hiragana (平仮名) and Kanji (漢字) to English at best effort basis, potential discrepancies may result in payout failures.

Beneficiary address

To ensure funds arrive successfully at the recipient bank, note that it is recommended to provide the full physical address of individual or business beneficiary in only English (Airwallex will translate Japanese characters in Katakana (片仮名), Hiragana (平仮名) and Kanji (漢字) to English at best effort basis). Partial addresses or bank addresses may result in payout failure.

SWIFT payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeOne of AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account
account_number5-19 digits
swift_code8-11 alphanumeric charactersShould be a valid and supported BIC-8 or BIC-11 code
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be JP
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  • Local JPY payout
  • SWIFT payout