Densan System adds seven more locations across Okinawa, Fukuoka and Gunma in partnership with Tisco and Esu Ai Doh
TOKYO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced that Densan System Co. has expanded its Western Union(R) Money Transfer(SM) services to seven more locations through its cooperating partners, namely Tisco Japan at Okinawa and Fukuoka and Esu Ai Doh at Gunma in Japan.
The newly expanded locations in Okinawa marks the first time that consumers can access Western Union(R) services at Will Call locations in this prefecture.
Commencing mid-December, Tisco Japan, provider of phone rental services for overseas travelers, will offer Western Union Money Transfer services through six locations in Okinawa and Fukuoka.
Esu Ai Doh, retailer of electronic goods specializing in overseas customers will offer Western Union Money Transfer Services through its store in Gunma.
On December 21st, Edoya will also open 2 locations in Okinawa prefecture.
"We are very pleased to work with Densan System to expand our footprint in Japan. It further realizes our network expansion strategy of offering Western Union's convenient, reliable and fast money transfer services through our continuously expanding network," said Yasuhiro Sakamoto, country manager, Western Union Japan.
"More than two million people around the world live in Japan [according to the Japan Immigration Association], including Brazil and the United States, and they are often sending money back home. With newly opened locations we are very proud of making it easy for them to move money wherever and whenever they want," said Sakamoto.
"We are delighted to expand Western Union and its location network in Japan. The combination of Western Union's expansive global network and our local vantage -- Tisco and Esu Ai Doh's strong consumer and migrant base -- offers real convenience and more choices to our customers in Japan, especially in Okinawa, Fukuoka and Gunma," said Mr. Yasutesu Tanaka, CEO, Densan System Co.
Western Union's retail network tops more than 130 (Note 1) Agent locations let by Travelex, Philippine National Bank, Daikokuya, H.I.S. and Japan Ticket Association. This is supplemented by Seven Bank's 16,000 ATMs and 9,000 FamilyMart's Famiports.
Note 1: Network data as of 30 September 2012.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
About Densan System
Established in 1967, Densan System Co. is a provider who offers information processing, including 1) utilizing the expertise of data processing services; 2) system solutions which dispatches technicians, develop systems and software products by commissioning; 3) system integration which develops and builds system device and OA equipment-based system; 4) distribution of application software, system devices, OA equipment and supply products. In 1997, Densan System became the first private company that provides payment acceptance service at convenient stores. Currently, it expands its footprint as an integrated payment services provider. For more information, please visit www.densan-s.co.jp.
SOURCE Western Union