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Western Union offers no-fee money transfers to Japan

18 Mar 2011 07:16
ENGLEWOOD, US: Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, in cooperation with its agents, has activated a limited-time "No Transfer Fee"* program for money-transfers sent to Japan from participating agent locations around the world.
The "No Transfer Fee" service will allow consumers to send money to help loved ones affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on 11 March.

The "No Transfer Fee" program to Japan will be available from 17 March 17 to 17 April 2011, and is subject to network, service and currency availability.

Consumers sending money to Japan may visit participating Western Union agent locations to send a money transfer to family and friends in Japan or may do so online at

Damage from the earthquake and tsunami has created a number of challenges for businesses operating in Japan, and Western Union continues to work with its agents toward restoring full service as quickly as possible to people in affected regions. In Japan, consumers can call the toll free hotline 0034-800-400-733 or check to obtain updates on operating hours of Western Union agent locations across the country.