I am Jack's semi-irate little ball of red tape. Today I attempted to open a bank account. Generally speaking what I was able to discern with my limited Japanese today is that most banks will only give me a bank account if I have a job. I have been told that I will not be hired without a bank account. Catch 22.
I did manage to find one bank that will give me an account as long as I have my Alien Registration card, the one that I am not able to pick up for another month. Frustrating.
I have an interview in 3 days, for which they requested I provide my Japanese bank details and no bank account. Pickle.