Subject: Cash and Phone Calls in Japan
Hi Ziners,

This is my first post to this group. I'd like to hear from anyone who's been to Japan very recently. My husband and I will be going to Tokyo,Kyoto, Nagoya, Takayama, and Nikko.

I'm told that the ATMs there will not dispense yen from a bank debit card. Since this is the way we get cash whenever we travel, I'd like to know if this is still the case.

Also, even though we have tri-band cell phones for international calling, I'm told that they will not operate in Japan. What calling method(s) worked for you in Japan? My husband needs to receive and return business calls from the USA (ah, someday to retire!).

Thanks for any light you can shed!

Debbie in "too summery" Boca Raton, FL