Credit card please?

Earlier this week I applied for a Yahoo Japan branded Suica Visa card. 

Pretty much within a single day, I was rejected. (They allow you to check your status online, so that's how I found out so quickly).

This is their response (sorry for the japanese):

Direct Translation (poor english):
The result of the investigation, the card distribution has been decided to be restrained.
You did hard work at applying and we are truly sorry. 

Proper Translation:
After our investigation, we have decided to not approve your request for a credit card.
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. 

Sigh. Just like in America. I guess I'll just have to apply to hundreds of cards again. 


shell said...

I've heard that it can be very difficult to get a credit card in Japan if you are not Japanese.

Tony said...

Do they have credit unions in Japan? Those are usually a good workaround in North America.