JAPAN

(yen = 100 sen (not used))

12-JPY

Text Box: 	The yen (en) was established as the official unit of currency in 1871. 
	The name en was used because it means round, as opposed to the oblong shape of previous coinage. 
	One hundredth of a yen is called a sen, although this unit is so small that it is only mentioned today in the financial markets. 	The Bank of Japan, established in 1882, issued its first bank notes in 1885.
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free up to equivalent of 1 000 000 JPY (declaration if more)(7000 EUR)
 Out: free up to equivalent of 1 000 000 JPY (declaration if more)
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 1 000 000 JPY (declaration if more)
 Out: free up to 1 000 000 JPY (declaration if more)
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NOTES in circulation

500 yen(2000+)(26.5mm,7g)

(Cu 72%, Zn 20%, Ni 8%)

100 yen(1967+)(22.6mm,4.8g)

(Cu 75%, Ni 25%)

50 yen(1967+)(21.0mm,4 g)

(Cu 75%, Ni 25%)

10 yen(1959+)(23.5mm,4.5g)

(Cu 95 %,Zn 4%, Sn 1%)

5 yen(1959+)(20.0mm,3.75g)

(Cu 60-70%, Zn 40-30%)

1 yen(1955+)(20.0mm,1 g)

(All 100%)

Oval: to the rates
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older, outmoded NOTES

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy/sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

JPY 10 000 (2004+), 5 000 (2004+), 2 000 (2000+), 1 000 (2004+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

JPY 10 000 (1984,93), 5 000 (1984,93), 1984,90,93,2000)

xx / xx %

outmoded

older 1 yen (1885,1889,1943,1946); 5 yen(1946); 10 yen(1946); 50 yen(1951); 100 yen(1946,53)

xx / xx %

redeemable

older 500 yen (1951,69); 1 000 yen (1950,63); 5 000 yen (1957); 10 000 yen (1958)

Coins

yen 1, 5, 10 ,50 , 100 , 500 (1955+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

394 744

127 463 611

Japanese

Shinto and Buddhist 84 %

male 77.86 .

2004 : 29 906 (12)

Tokyo 8 240 100

 

Christian 0.7 %

female 84.61 .

2005 : 30 400 (22)

 

 

 

 

 

10 000 yen (2004+)(76*160mm)

5 000 yen (2004+)(76*156mm)

2 000 yen (2000+)(76*154mm)

1 000 yen (2004+)(76*150mm)

10000yen(1984,93)(76*160mm)

5 000 yen (1984,93)(76*155mm)

1 000 yen (2004)(76*150mm)