|Subject: Re: More on ATM's and Credit Cards abroad|
You are right, Peter John - Japan is one of the most difficult
find ATMs that 'fit' western systems. BUT - it sure is much
better than it
was when we lived there in the mid 90s! It sometimes takes
awhile - but
there's always SOME bank that'll take a NA card.
Generally - American Express is only accepted in the largest (or NA related) establishments in Asia - the rate that they charge merchants is the highest of all CC companies and so not many places in this region accept it.
Cheers! Judy in HK