Sending Money Between Banks and Postal Bank Accounts
From January 1, 2009, it will become possible to send money (by furikomi) between banks and postal bank accounts.
In order to do this, you have to find out the branch number and account number that has been assigned to your postal account. There are two ways of doing this.
1. Go to the post office and hand in your postal bank account book. They will then print your new branch code and account number on the first page of your account book.
2. Fill in the form on the following page.
If your current postal account number doesn’t have enough numbers to fill all of the sections, leave the middle section blank. Click the green button when you are done. You will be brought to a confirmation screen. Click OK and then you will be shown your new bank code (four digits), branch code (three digits), and account number (seven digits). Copy the information down somewhere for future reference.
Please note that this service will not be available through the post office’s online banking system (Yucho Direct, ゆうちょダイレクト) until later in the spring of 2009.