ATMs to dispense yen to foreign credit card users
NHK -- Dec 12
Three major Japanese banks say that they will revamp their ATMs to allow customers with credit cards issued in foreign countries to make yen withdrawals.

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui banks took the action after a request from the government. Japanese officials are trying to increase the number of foreign visitors.

Japan has traditionally been a strictly cash-based society. A growing number of retail shops accept credit cards issued in foreign countries, but few banks allow the cardholders to withdraw yen from ATMs. This situation has been inconvenient for foreign tourists.

三菱東京UFJ、みずほ、三井住友の大手銀行3社は、海外で発行されたクレジットカー­ドを使い、国内のATM(現金自動預け払い機)で現金を引き出せるよう取り組みを進め­ると明らかにしました。

Sources: NHK, tbsnewsi
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