The banking system in Japan is pathetic as you all know from the other thread but now get this! A new law has passed that effects users of Online banking such as Paypal. In other words, because the Japanese government isn't getting anything out of it then no one should. Take a look at this.
Thank you for being a valued PayPal user.
We wish to inform you that effective 31 March 2010, you will not be able to send funds using the "Send Money" function for non-commercial transactions only, until further notice.
The changes to our personal payment services are necessary in order for us to comply with new regulatory requirements in Japan. This does not affect anyone outside of Japan sending money to any Japanese residents.
Please note that you will also continue to be able to shop online and use the PayPal services for the payment of goods and services as you normally would.
This restriction of services only applies to non-commercial transactions such as the sending of money to a family member for living allowance.
We deeply regret any inconvenience this temporary restriction of service may cause you.
We will update you as to when our personal payment services will be available again.
We thank you for your continued support.
What a load of shit!