November 23, 2014
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Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K.
SMTJ Jingle
Lyrics: Mon David
Music and Vocals: Nicole and Carlo David
About Us
Our Mission and Vision
Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K. has been incorporated and established in Japan specifically to be engaged in the money transfer business, agency and undertaking of services relating to money transfer, and all matters incidental or relating to the conduct of said money transfer business. The company窶冱 vision and mission statements are as follows:

VISION: To become the remittance company of choice by the migrant workers in Japan.

MISSION:To provide efficient, reliable, trustworthy, speedy funds transfers from Japan, to all parts of the world, starting with the Philippines, while being compliant to all regulatory requirements of its host country, Japan.

SMTJ prides itself as a company for the migrant workers, by the migrant workers.

Speed Money Transfer Japan株式会社は、その目的を外国送金事業に従事することに特定して設立されました。当社のビジョン及びミッションは下記のとおりです。

ビジョン: 日本在住の外国人労働者に好んで利用される外国送金会社となる。 ミッション: 日本から世界全域への-当初はフィリピン向けとする-効率的で、信頼できる、迅速な資金移動を提供する。
Contact Us
Tokyo Branch
Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K. (SMTJ)
7th Floor, Sundisk Kanda Bldg.
4-9 Kanda Iwamoto-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0033
Tel. (03) 6869-8555;  SMS 080-4385-8040
Fax:  (03) 3252-3230 Rates Info: (03)-6869-8555
Open six days except Saturdays and Japan holidays.
Remittance days and time:  Mon – Friday:  09:30  – 17:00;  Sunday:  10:00 – 17:00

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Nagoya Branch
Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K. (SMTJ)
KoasaBldg., 7Fl.
4-2-10 Sakae, Naka-ku
Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-0008
Tel. (03) 6869-8555; SMS: 080-4143-9494
Fax: (052) 265-9595
Open six days except Saturdays and Japan holidays.
Remittance days and time:  Mon – Friday:  09:30  – 17:00;  Sunday:  10:00 – 17:00

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Roppongi Branch
Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K. (SMTJ)
502 Imperial Roppongi 2 go-kan
5-16-52 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel. 03-6426-5311
Softbank: 070-1445-8555
Fax: 03-6426-5441
Open six days except Saturdays and Japan holidays.
Remittance days and time:  Mon – Friday:  9:30  – 17:00;  Sunday:  10:00 – 17:00

Kinshicho Branch
Speed Money Transfer Japan K.K. (SMTJ)
Room 401, 4F East Biru Kinshicho II
2-4-12 Kinshi, Sumida-ku Tokyo 130-0013
Tel. 03-6658-4658
Fax: 03-6658-4659
Open six days except Saturdays and Japan holidays.
Remittance days and time:  Mon – Friday:  9:30  – 17:00;  Sunday:  10:00 – 17:00

Corporate Profile
Who we are
SMTJ has a highly qualified management team which has a stake in the future of the company because the officers and staff themselves will share whatever profits the company makes. A member of the team is even one of the major shareholders of the company. SMTJ’s officers and staff, majority of whom are migrants themselves, will be entrusted to run the day-to-day affairs of the company, draw up the marketing plans and strategies to better compete in the market, and ensure full compliance to regulatory restrictions of the host country. SMTJ also draws on the expertise of various consultants in the IT, legal, accounting, and tax fields, to help support its operations. The company’s major investors – 2 Asians, and 1 European, can therefore be rest assured that the SMTJ team will manage the company’s interests well.
Highly Qualified Management Team
Senior Management
  • Isabelita T. Manalastas is President/Representative Director, and founder of the Company. She was formerly First Senior Vice President of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Area Head for Europe, Israel and Africa (based in Rome), and before that, the Area Head for Asia-Pacific (based in Tokyo). Lita has studied, worked and lived in Japan for more than 25 years. Before joining PNB Tokyo, she was Deputy Director for Investment at the ASEAN-Japan Centre in Tokyo. She was also former Finance Attache of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. Lita has more than 15 years of solid experience in the remittance business and was formerly an Asian Development Bank international consultant on Southeast Asian remittances. She was educated at Harvard University (USA), Tsukuba University (Japan), Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japan), and the University of the Philippines (Diliman). Lita is married to Dr. Fumio Watanabe, a professor of Sophia University in Tokyo.

  • Alex R. Milan is the Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of SMTJ . He was previously the Regional Head for Europe, Israel and Africa of PNB based in London, United Kingdom. He was also the Managing Director of PNB Europe Plc. He was also the Sub-Region Head for East Asia, Australia and New Zealand of PNB while concurrently serving as General Manager of PNB Singapore Branch. Previously, he had served PNB Tokyo as Accounting Officer and Head of Marketing. Alex graduated from the University of the East (Philippines) and has earned MBA units from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA) in the Philippines.

  • Ken Torii is SMTJ’s Managing Director. He has more than ten (10) years of banking experience in Japan. The last position he held was that of Director, Personal Banking Japan, at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., Tokyo. In that capacity, he had the responsibility to update and prepare local procedure manual and guidelines reflecting regulatory changes and risk management. He was responsible for business unit’s compliance and risk management – adherence to local rules and policy and government regulatory compliance and audit inspection with compliance training for staff. Ken graduated from Arizona State University in the U.S., and is bilingual in Japanese and English. Before his current appointment, he acted as the Compliance Officer of SMTJ.
Operations Team
  • Maria Josephine C. Callangan heads Remittance and Treasury Operations. Prior to joining SMTJ, she was also the Treasury Manager of PNB Tokyo. She has more than 14 years experience in treasury operations and 10 years experience in the accounting-related functions. She has held positions with PNB Tokyo, Philippine Airlines and the Embassy of Kenya in Tokyo. MJ graduated from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy and is a Philippine Certified Public Accountant. She has undergone trainings from Ateneo Graduate School of Business for Treasury Operations and FX Money Market Course.

  • Alexander M. Cheng supervises the remittance operations of SMTJ Head Office. He has a B.S. in Commerce, major in Accounting from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Alex is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Treasury Professional. He joined SMTJ after he retired from the Philippine National Bank Head Office in Manila as Assistant Vice President.

Compliance Team
  • Norio Hayashi Compliance officer Mr. Norio Hayashi has 35 years of comprehensive knowledge and experience with the financial industry. He has a strong knowledge of compliance issues to secure business. CO Hayashi’s banking experience included stints with various financial institutions, including, Citicorp Group, ABN Amro Bank Tokyo Branch, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited, Tokyo Branch, and most recently, at National Australia Bank Limited, Tokyo Branch. Mr. Hayashi graduated from Ritsumeikan University, Bachelor of Business Management. He is bilingual in Japanese and English.

  • Masako Tanazawa is Assistant Compliance Officer. She graduated from Meiji University of Japan, majoring in Economics. She has extensive work experience with various Japanese companies. Prior to her joining SMTJ, she worked in the KYC (Know Your Customer) Section of Philippine National Bank, Tokyo Branch. She is bilingual in Japanese and in English.

SMTJ Nagoya Branch
  • Erleen R. Sinio is the Deputy Branch Manager and Operations Head of SMTJ-Nagoya and is responsible for accurately and efficiently processing daily transactions. He is responsible for the daily operations and efficient implementation of remittance services. He is multi-lingual, fluent in both English and Pilipino, and has Level 3 Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate. He has worked in Japan for ten years, ranging from the hotel and tourism industry, to industrial companies in the automotive and related industries, and most recently, at Philippine National Bank Nagoya branch where he gained experience in remittance processing, compliance, and marketing. Erleen graduated from AMA Computer College major in B.S. in Computer Science, and is a permanent resident of Japan.

Support Staff
  • Maria Teresa "Marty" M. Timbol joined SMTJ on Nov. 20, 2013 as Administrative Officer, after working for more than 20 years as Trade Assistant, at the Commercial Section of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. Marty has a bachelor's degree from the University of Sto.Tomas in the Philippines, and has a diploma in Intensive Japanese Language Course from the Kokusai Gakuyukai Nihonggo Gakko in Japan.

  • Sheryn M. Lorenzo is Head Teller/Remittance Processor/ of the company and is responsible for providing customers efficient and accurate transaction processing. She previously worked for GPlus Media in Tokyo, Japan as a Customer Service Manager for 2 years. Prior to that, she has worked for a telecommunications company in the Philippines as Senior Sales Manager for 2 years. She also has 6 years work experience in banking as a Teller and as a Marketing officer. Sheryn graduated from St. Paul Manila with a degree in Marketing and has earned her MBA degree from Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

  • Ganji Fujimoto is the Remittance Processor/Teller of SMTJ and is responsible for accurately and efficiently processing daily transactions. Prior to joining SMTJ, he worked in the Marketing Department and Remittance Department of PNB Tokyo. Ganji graduated from Aquinas University of Legazpi with a degree in Philosophy.

  • Francia M. Lazaro has joined our Nagoya team, and assists the Acting Operations Head. Francia graduated from the Philippine School of Business Administration, major in Management. She had work experience on sales and marketing, both in the Philippines and in Japan. She has Japanese language proficiency (Test N3 level).

  • Rowena L. Nazi has a degree in Accountancy at Mindanao State University (MSU) in the Philippines and was a consistent academic scholar, deans lister, and an MSU Honors Program Leadership awardee. She is the most senior remittance support staff at SMTJ Nagoya Branch.

  • Nabin Neure joined SMTJ soon after the company started its Nepal business. After finishing high school at Prime College in Kathmandu, Nepal, he went to Japan to continue his studies in the travel and hotel fields. He is tri-lingual ・Nepali, Japanese and English. Nabin is the main contact for Nepalese remittances, and is a permanent resident of Japan.

  • Tran Huong Giang is the Vietnamese local hire of SMTJ Nagoya Branch. Ms. Giang has an MBA degree from a Boise State University in Idao, USA, and graduated major in marketing from the National Economics University of Hanoi. She will be supporting the planned remittance business from Japan to Vietnam, which will be rolled out before the end of 2013.

  • Jeffrey P. Bautista Assistant IT Officer, joined SMTJ from Oct. 17, 2014. He has an Associate in Electronics and Computer Technician degree from Feati University, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Technological Institute of the Philippines. His previous work experiences include being a Service Engineer, Field Engineer, and IT Technician in various companies in the Philippines. Jeffrey is based in SMTJ’s Nagoya Branch.

SPEED is open every: SUNDAY: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. (Closed every Saturday and Japanese national holidays).
August 23, 2014
[Important] Change to Remittance Limit of STUDENT VISA Holders

Dear our valued customers Thank you for remitting with SPEED

To fully comply with AML/CTF rule and protect our customers from unexpected being involved to inappropriate cases, the maximum remittance amount instructed by Student VISA holders will be changed as follows. Effective :25/Aug/2014 Change to be made: Maximum remittance amount JPY100,000 per one transaction and maximum monthly aggregated amount JPY200,000

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding. More information, please call 03-6869-8555

April 6, 2014
"To our valued Nagoya clients:
Our office location remains the same, but our telephone number has been changed from 052-265-9797 to 03-6869-8555 (Central telephone/Call center number) effective May 18, 2014 to serve you better. Thank you".
May 20, 2014
Effective April 1, 2014, we will be sending remittance statement by email to introduce eco-friendly paperless process. Should you wish to continue receiving your remittance transaction statements by postal mail, please contact us at 03-6869-8555. Thank you!
February 2, 2014
Notice to our Nepal Clients:नेपाल का ग्राहकवर्ग मा सूचना :

साधारण अवस्था मा जेनिथ रेमिट बाट पठाएको पैसा निम्नानुसार समय मा प्राप्त गर्न सक्नु हुन्छ
१) नेपालका बैंक खातामा रकम जम्मा गर्नको लागि - बिप्रेश्रणको (रेमिटान्सको) निबेदन स्वीकृति भएको २४ घण्टा भित्र
(२) जेनिथ रेमिटको काउन्टर बाट बिप्रेश्रण (रेमिटान्सको) रकमको नगद भुक्तानी पाउन - बिप्रेश्रणको(रेमिटान्सको) निबेदन स्वीकृति भएको २४ घण्टा भित्र

सेवा सम्भंधि उक्त परिवर्तन मिति 2012/2/21 पछि लागु हुनेछ |

March 7, 2014

Currently, Zenith Remit is not offering Door-to-Door delivery of remittances (Cash Delivery).
हाल जेनिथ रेमिट ले घर-घर मा पैसा पुर्याइदिने सेवा प्रदान गरी रहेको छैन |

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