Belgian Economic Mission to Japan #BEmissionJPN
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Currency and connectivity

Currency

The official currency of Japan is the Japanese yen (symbol: ¥; code: JPY). The exchange rate according to www.xe.com on November 17 was:

1 EUR = 144.50 JPY

1 JPY = 0.007 EUR

Payment with credit cards is not so common. At the Japan Post Bank, commonly called Yucho, and at widely dispersed popular convenience stores, such as 7-Eleven, Lawson and Family Mart, you can find a Seven Bank or Aeon ATM accepting Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Maestro cards to take out cash. It's worth noting that ATMs often charge for withdrawals and this charge can vary depending on the time you're making a withdrawal. Not all ATMs are 24 hours and, in central areas, may run out of cash at times. It is recommended to have enough cash on hand. In Tokyo, The Okura Tokyo and in Osaka, the Hilton Osaka hotel have a ATM on-site. Digital payments applications like PayPay and Apple Pay are growing in popularity, although not accepted everywhere.

Internet at the hotels

Internet is included in the room rate, provided you have made reservations at the hotels of the mission.

Phones

The country code for Japan is +81To call cities in Japan, dial +81 followed by the area number and the actual phone number. To place an international call from Japan, dial 010, followed by the number.

Electricity

In Japan, the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 100 V and the standard frequency is 50/60 Hz. The hotel rooms in The Okura Tokyo and Hilton Osaka are provided with USB chargers and European power sockets.

Power socket type A:

Power socket type A

 

Power socket type B:

Power socket type B