Next to to getting your residence card and registering your address, opening a bank account should be your next priority during your first week in Japan. Why? because you need it for your first paycheck, opening a mobile line if you don’t bring your credit card from your home country and also to stash your Yens in Japan.
Now the next question, what is the recommended bank for foreigners? I asked the opinion of our HR and colleagues and all of them point me to Shinsei Bank.