Local customers at a bank in Kanagawa Prefecture today have collectively held their breaths after a foreigner turned to ask them if they could assist in processing a transaction using the ATM.

Ryan Smith attempted to complete a furikomi on his own but soon realised it just wasn’t going to work out.

“Oh my gaa, the gaijin is asking me about furikomi – I’ve heard about this before,” the local customers all thought to themselves.

“This could be a sagi.”

The customers waiting in the ATM line stood momentarily in silence before one brave soul stepped forward to support the wretched alien.

“This is a ATM,” said 73-year-old salaryman Aoki Harata.

This is a developing story.