Convenience store chain FamilyMart plans to install automatic foreign currency exchange machines in some of its stores in the Tokyo metropolitan area, starting Feb 1.
The company said it hopes the venture, a collaboration with Travelex Japan and Nippon Express, will help foreign tourists, Sankei Shimbun reported. The company said it plans to have the machines in 1,000 stores nationwide by the 2020 Olympics.
The machines will be able to exchange money in 13 currencies, including U.S. dollars and Chinese yuan to yen. The service will be available in four languages—English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, and be available 24 hours a day.
Source: Japan Today Image: Nikkei