Updated on February 9, 2:18 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.
Updated on June 6, 2022, 1:47 p.m. (GMT+8): PewDiePie announced that he has finally secured a Japanese bank account in his latest vlog.
Swedish content creator and memer Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg had moved to Japan with his wife Marzia “MarziaPie” Kjellberg and their two dogs, Edgar and Maya in 2022.
In one of his vlogs, Pewds gave fans a glimpse of his first few days living in his dream country. He had rented a car to get around, ordered some furniture online, and even met his “anime boyfriend” and fellow content creator, Joseph “TheAnimeMan” Bizinger.
The Kjellbergs had ticked off most of the items on their moving-in list but experienced some problems with one: opening an account in one of the local banks in their area.
PewDiePie had failed to open a bank account in Japan not once, but twice
Pewds dressed up for his personal bank appointment as seen in his vlog. The adulting chore was quite a big deal for the Japan newbie, especially since it was one of the requirements for acquiring a permanent resident visa.
“Everyone says the bank account is the hardest part of the Japanese residency,” he explained.
True enough, he immediately encountered trouble at the first bank that he went to since it had no English-speaking staff. Pewds revealed that he had studied a lot of Japanese, but was not fluent enough to accomplish the task.
His second attempt wasn’t so great either. The bank asked him for a copy of his company’s certificate since they’re living in the country for less than six months during that time. Unfortunately, the YouTuber has not yet secured the document and was forced to make a third trip.
“We’ll get it next time,” he promised his viewers.
Pewds and Marzia ended up shopping later that day instead of continuing their banking quest.
Watch Pewds’ full vlog below.
A week later, Pewds posted a new vlog, proudly telling his fans that they have successfully set up a Japanese bank account.
The process had been “really easy” according to the internet celebrity, especially since they had all the papers that they needed during the appointment.