Regular Payments from Japan to the U.S. - Cheapest/Most Efficient Method?
Thread poster: yasudaward

yasudaward  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:49
Japanese to English
Oct 1, 2011

Hello,

I'll be starting a new, regular gig with this translation agency in Japan. I've done work for them before and it's never been an issue, but that's because I currently live in Japan. Once I move back to the U.S., what would be the best way to regularly receive payments (and by best of course I mean cheapest/most efficient)?

I'm sure you guys are sick of these threads, but I've tried googling and browsing these forums but can't seem to find a good answer.

What do you guys use? This agency seems open to whatever options might be available. My first thought of course was PayPal, but at 3.9% (+.30USD) they're not expensive, but not cheap. However I don't know if this includes a currency exchange fee or something like that. While I can take the money I currently have and just run with it as cash and exchange it somewhere cheaper, that won't be an option once I'm out of Japan of course.

I understand there's inevitably going to be some sort of fee, just wanted to know how to minimize those fees.

Thanks in advance!


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