Payment methods when working for Japanese agencies - suggestions needed
Thread poster: ihd (X)

ihd (X)
Local time: 09:52
Apr 18, 2010

Hello Proz users

I was wondering whether I can get some advice regarding payment methods when you are working for a Japanese agency while living abroad.

What do other JPN>ENG or ENG


Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:52
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Paypal Apr 19, 2010

I think, Paypal is a good option.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 00:52
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Bank transfer Apr 19, 2010

I have been working with the same japanese agency for the last 20 years. All payments are by bank transfer (all fees paid by my client). Best regards,

Teresa Borges


sokolniki  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:52
English to Russian
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I worked for a Japanese agency Apr 19, 2010

The payment method was international postal money order. The post office delivers you a slip, similar to a check. It can be deposited at a bank and does not incur any transaction fee.


Geraldine Oudin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Japanese to French
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You choose Apr 19, 2010

I usually get paid by bank transfer, but I also accept Paypal (in which case I charge the reception fees as well).
Once an agency insisted in sending a bank check. I brought it to my bank which accepted it readily, but...the money was "frozen" for a 28 days periodicon_frown.gif
Never again.


lucas olsson
Local time: 01:52
German to Norwegian
Paypal is to expensive Apr 19, 2010

Bank transfer is fine, but if you are looking for an cheaper alternative to paypal(high costs) you should use Moneybookers(the same as paypal, but cheaper).

Greets Lucas


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