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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare USD/JPY Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from USD to JPY. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
1,091,400 JPY
Best Overall
109.140^1.25%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
1,094,092 JPY
¥2,692 more
109.97$511.01%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,068,773 JPY
¥22,627 less
107.07183.3%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
1,067,996 JPY
¥23,404 less
106.96$153.37%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
1,061,466 JPY
¥29,934 less
106.77153.96%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
1,054,548 JPY
¥36,852 less
106.52$1004.58%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
1,054,548 JPY
¥36,852 less
106.52$1004.58%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:109.14 (1.25% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,091,400 JPY
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:02:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:109.97 (0.5% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,094,092 JPY
Total Cost:1.01%
Difference:
¥2,692 more than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:107.07 (3.12% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,068,773 JPY
Total Cost:3.3%
Difference:
¥22,627 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:106.96 (3.22% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,067,996 JPY
Total Cost:3.37%
Difference:
¥23,404 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:106.3 (3.82% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,061,466 JPY
Total Cost:3.96%
Difference:
¥29,934 less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:106.52 (3.62% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,054,548 JPY
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
¥36,852 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→JPY
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:106.52 (3.62% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:1,054,548 JPY
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
¥36,852 less than using OFX
Time:0:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

The below table shows a snapshot of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount JPY(¥)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
103,478 JPY
Compare
105.59$206.37%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
103,464 JPY
¥14 less
104.52$106.39%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
103,450 JPY
¥28 less
103.4506.4%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
100,455 JPY
¥3,023 less
100.45490^9.11%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→JPY
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:105.59 (4.46% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:103,478 JPY
Total Cost:6.37%
Time:0:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→JPY
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:96.71 (12.5% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:103,464 JPY
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→JPY
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:103.45 (6.4% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:103,450 JPY
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:0:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→JPY
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:100.4549 (9.11% from mid-rate)
JPY amount:100,455 JPY
Total Cost:9.11%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Feb 17 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/18/2019

USD to JPY mid-rate = 110.5288

Right now the USD/JPY market mid-rate is 110.5288 and represents ideally how many Japanese Yen you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/JPY Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Japanese Yen amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / JPY mid-rate converter


$USD


¥JPY
1 United States Dollar equals
110.5288 Japanese Yen

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USD/JPY exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
3 Month USD to JPY Chart
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United States Dollar

Japanese Yen

1 USD 110.53 JPY
5 USD 552.64 JPY
10 USD 1,105.29 JPY
20 USD 2,210.58 JPY
50 USD 5,526.44 JPY
100 USD 11,052.88 JPY
250 USD 27,632.20 JPY
500 USD 55,264.40 JPY
1,000 USD 110,528.80 JPY
2,000 USD 221,057.60 JPY
5,000 USD 552,644.00 JPY
10,000 USD 1,105,288.00 JPY
50,000 USD 5,526,440.00 JPY
100,000 USD 11,052,880.00 JPY
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United States Dollar

Japanese Yen

0.0090 USD 1 JPY
0.0452 USD 5 JPY
0.0905 USD 10 JPY
0.1809 USD 20 JPY
0.4524 USD 50 JPY
0.9047 USD 100 JPY
2.2618 USD 250 JPY
4.5235 USD 500 JPY
9.0470 USD 1,000 JPY
18.09 USD 2,000 JPY
45.24 USD 5,000 JPY
90.47 USD 10,000 JPY
452.35 USD 50,000 JPY
904.70 USD 100,000 JPY
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United States Dollar to Japanese Yen (USD-JPY) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/JPY exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
17 Feb 2019110.4948Latest
10 Feb 2019109.81501 Week+0.62%
18 Jan 2019109.77491 Month+0.66%
21 Aug 2018110.11876 Months+0.34%
17 Feb 2018106.31501 Year+3.93%
17 Feb 2017112.85002 Years-2.09%
18 Feb 2014102.27615 Years+8.04%
19 Feb 200994.046310 Years+17.49%

Why can't I just get the USD/JPY market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/JPY mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / JPY was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/JPY midrate the better deal you are getting.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to JPY exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/JPY market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Japanese Yen

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs JPY, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Japanese Yen news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Japanese Yen (JPY) - Market news and forecasts

2-February-2019: The yen was the best performing major currency of 2018.

In early 2019, amid a “flash crash” USD/JPY briefly struck a 9-month low (yen high) of 104.65, EUR/JPY reached 118.82 and AUD/JPY touched a 10-year low of 70.58. These values greatly flattered the yen and rebounds followed quickly. By early February, the yen was, on balance, back where it had ended 2018. USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and AUD/JPY stood at 109.52, 125.58 and 77.25 respectively.

Analysts appeared to agree in January that the yen would strengthen throughout 2019 and beyond.

Experts at giant European banks Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole forecast USD/JPY at 100 at the end of this year, indicating a potential 10 percent increase in the yen’s buying power relative to the greenback.

100 yen to the US dollar was “very attainable,” Russell Investments said, “if there’s a severe slowdown in the US economy.”

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