Nihon Hustle

Case Studies

(in alphabetical order)

Welcome. This is an ongoing collection of my candid experiences with each of the products and services below. Unlike my reviews, which tend to be exclusively positive, because I want to recommend products I love, what follow is both good and bad. Sometimes, funny, sometimes grunty. Hope they help.

Cheers, Doc

Money Transfer App, Japan, TransferWise

The case: My Dad wants to send me a money transfer in celebration of having gotten married. What ensues is slightly comedic, slightly annoying, and an entirely illustrative episode of why you should not be sending money to Japan (and probably anywhere else) using your bank in the 21st century. Read the play-by-play in all its glory.