Banks in Japan have some unique characteristics, and not every bank will allow non-citizens or non-permanent residents to open an account–at least soon after they arrive in Japan. Check out our guide on how to open a bank account in Japan for information on how to make the process go smoothly. The banks listed in the article are a few of those we know to allow international residents to open accounts, but there are certainly others. Have you had success at another bank? Please feel free to share you experiences here!