Hi, I just moved to Tokyo last week and managed to get a bank account and really expensive prepaid mobile from softbank for the first days (It was required to open a bank account). However I would like to get on with getting a proper data and voice plan. Looked into BIC Camera who have some sim- only deals, all is fine as I'm a resident for 5 years... but I do not have a credit card! Also, I just realised that my bank card, from Shinsei, is only a card to withdraw money and so far did not manage to pay anywhere with it.
So, how do you get a credit card when you just arrived? And how do you get a phone contract with something like a direct debit contract? Lastly, do you really must roam around with stashes of cash to pay for stuff?