SWIFT/BIC codes in Japan 🇯🇵

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ABOCJPJT AGRICULTURAL BANK OF CHINA TOKYO BRANCH CHIYODA-KU
ACAMJPJ1 ALLIANCE CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (JAPAN) LTD TOKYO
ACSRJPJ1 ACE SECURITIES CO., LTD. OSAKA
ADOMJPJ1 MUSASHI SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED KUMAGAYA
AEONJPJ1 AEON BANK, LTD. KOTO-KU
AGRIJPJ1 INDOCAM JAPAN LIMITED TOKYO
AICHJPJ10JS AICHI BANK, LTD., THE OSAKA
AICHJPJ10JT AICHI BANK, LTD., THE TOKYO
AICHJPJN AICHI BANK, LTD., THE NAGOYA
AIGGJPJ1 PINEBRIDGE INVESTMENTS JAPAN CO., LTD. TOKYO
AIGJJPJT FWD FUJI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED MINATO-KU
AIMIJPJ1 AIG GLOBAL INVESTMENT CORP. TOKYO
AIZAJPJ1 AIZAWA SECURITIES CO. TOKYO
AKANJPJ1 ORIX SECURITIES CORPORATION TOKYO
AKITJPJT AKITA BANK, LTD.,THE AKITA
AKSCJPJ1 AKATSUKI SECURITIES, INC. TOKYO
AKSEJPJ1 AKAGIYA SECURITIES CO. LTD. TOKYO
AMASJPJZ AMAGASAKI SHINKIN BANK, THE AMAGASAKI
AMCLJPJ1 ANZ MCCAUGHAN LTD TOKYO
AMEXJPJ1 AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL JAPAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD TOKYO
ANDNJPJ1 AIOI NISSAY DOWA INSURANCE CO.,LTD. SHIBUYA
ANOOJPJ1 ANDO SECURITIES CO., LTD NAGOYA
ANZBJPJX AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED TOKYO
AOMBJPJT AOMORI BANK LTD., THE AOMORI
AOSCJPJ1 AOZORA SECURITIES., LTD. TOKYO
ARKKJPJ1 ARK SECURITIES CO., LTD. TOKYO
ASADJPJT ASATSU-DK INC MINATO-KU
ASGHJPJT ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD. TOKYO
ASIKJPJT ASHIKAGA BANK UTSUNOMIYA
ASKBJPJT ASAHI SHINKIN BANK, THE TOKYO
AWABJPJT AWA BANK, LTD., THE TOKUSHIMA
AXIPJPJT AXA LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD. TOKYO
AXIPJPJTCRI AXA LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD. TOKYO (CRI)
AXIPJPJTPHI AXA LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD. TOKYO (PHI)
AXJSJPJ1 AXES (JAPAN) SECURITIES CO., LTD. TOKYO
BAIWJPJT BANK OF IWATE LTD., THE MORIOKA
BAMJJPJ1 BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT (JAPAN) LIMITED TOKYO
BANYJPJ1 BANYO SECURITIES CO., LTD HYOGO
BARCJPJ2MFX BARCLAYS BANK PLC TOKYO (MONEY MARKET AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE)
BARCJPJ9 BARCLAYS SECURITIES JAPAN LIMITED TOKYO
BBHCJPJT BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN SECURITIES INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (JAPAN) INC. TOKYO
BBVAJPJT BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA TOKYO BRANCH TOKYO
BCITJPJT INTESA SANPAOLO SPA TOKYO TOKYO
BESJJPJ1 BEAR STEARNS ( JAPAN ), LTD TOKYO
BFLEJPJ1 BURNS FRY LTD TOKYO
BGIAJPJT BLACKROCK JAPAN CO., LTD. TOKYO
BIKEJPJS THE SENSHU IKEDA BANK, LTD. OSAKA
BINYJPJ1 BINARY K.K. TOKYO
BIRDJPJZ TOTTORI BANK LTD., THE TOTTORI
BITBJPJ1 BARCLAYS GLOBAL INVESTORS JAPAN INVESTMENT TRUST C O.,LTD TOKYO

What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code (also known as BIC Code) is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes - commonly referred to as a BIC.

If you send money across international lines you nearly always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions and money transfer services figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC code a bit like an international postal code. Your bank can use the SWIFT code to find another bank on the opposite side of the world. Similar to how sending a postcard to an incorrect ZIP/postal code means it could get lost or returned, the same goes for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT/BIC look like?

A BIC/SWIFT code is either 8 or 11 characters in length:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for banks who are connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which is located in La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.