Opening a bank account

 

Setting up a Japan Post Bank Account

Go to the counter of a Japan Post Bank (JP Bank) branch with the following documents.

  1. Resident card or a copy of the residence certificate
  2. Passport
(In the case of Japanese government-funded international students) Compulsory
The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) directly transfers a monthly allowance to the JP Bank account of Japanese government-funded international students.
After setting up a JP Bank savings account at a post office, take your account passbook to the International Affairs Division of the university (or in the Yonago area to the Student Office of the Faculty of Medicine).

(In the case of privately funded international students) 
Privately funded international students can open a bank account any time after arriving in Japan.

Setting up a bank account

If you need to open a bank account in order to receive scholarship payments etc., open an ordinary saving account(futsu-yokin), referring to the following instructions;
*Only students whose period of enrollment in Tottori Unviersity is expected to be one year or more can open the saving account(futsu-yokin). If a student who doesn't have an eligibility to open the saving account because of the period of enrollment, he/she can open a 'Nonresident Yen Deposit' ("Hikyojuusha-yen-futsuu-yokin") account.

(1) To open a saving account (futsuu-yokin) at the Tottori Bank
You need to take the followings to the bank;
  1.  Resident card or a copy of the residence certificate
  2.  Passport
  3.  Personal seal
  4.  Certificate of enrollment on which the period of enrollment is written
*Student whose period of stay in Japan has been for more than 6 months, he/she doesn't need to submit the 4). The 4) is issued at Kyoiku-shienka.
 

(2) To open a saving account (futsuu-yokin) at the San-In Go-Do Bank
You need to take the followings to the bank;
  1.  Resident card or a copy of the residence certificate
  2.  Passport
  3.  Personal seal
  4.  Certificate of enrollment on which the period of enrollment is written
*Student whose period of stay in Japan has been for more than 1 year, he/she doesn't need to submit the 4).  The 4) is issued at Kyoiku-shienka.
 

 
(3) To open a 'Nonresident Yen Deposit' ("Hikyojuusha-yen-futsuu-yokin") account at Tottori Bank or San-In Go-Do Bank.
You need to take the followings to the bank;
  1.  Resident card or a copy of the residence certificate
  2.  Passport
  3.  Personal seal
* Various disadvantages and restrictions apply to non-resident yen savings accounts. Bank transfer fees are high (thousands of yen); fees are charged to received bank transfers (thousands of yen); it is not possible to have a debit card issued; the accounts cannot be used to pay utility bills by automatic debit. It is possible to deposit and withdraw cash at a limited number of bank branches (e.g., international students in the Tottori area can make deposits and withdrawals only at the head office branch in the case of Tottori Bank accounts, and only at the Koyama branch in the case of San-in Godo Bank).


For more details inquire at a counter of your bank.
 

Inquiries

San-in Godo Bank, Koyama Branch
TEL:0857-28-5111

Tottori Bank, Koyama Branch
TEL:0857-28-1500