Latest update: November 2023 

Japan has one of the largest financial services markets in the world. Dense branch networks exist regionally. Besides a broad overview of the Japanese banking landscape, this section also provides European companies with some tips on how to open a corporate bank account in Japan.


Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Japanese Banking and Financial Structure
    • Public Financial Institutions
    • Private Financial Institutions
  • Opening a corporate bank account
    • Credibility
    • Choice of bank
    • Online banking
    • Difficulties regarding online banking
    • Registration process
    • Seal & Passbook
    • International transfer limits
    • Recent trends through revision of policies
  • Annual Report
  • Expert Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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