coins

Japanese grandpa’s advice to “flip a coin” when conflicted is wise for an unexpected reason

A deep reason behind a simple act.

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Busting one of the biggest myths about the five-yen coin and shrine offerings in Japan

You may have heard giving a certain amount of money will win you favor with the gods, but a very high authority says otherwise.

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This holiday season, kick back with a glass of wine on four coins on the rim of another wine glass

Once you’ve tried wobbly coin wine, you’ll never go back to that horizontal crap.

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Japan unveils beautiful new yen coins for Tokyo Olympics, needs your help picking the best design

They’re all great, but which one is the best?

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Japanese artist turns man’s face into eerily realistic human flesh coin purse

Disembodied finger used as a hanko seal.

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Japan issuing beautiful new coins to celebrate Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

The 10,000-yen (US$92) coin costs a lot more than 10,000 yen.

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Japan redesigns yen bills and coin, adds beautiful ukiyo-e painting, women’s education pioneer

Country continues tradition of honoring icons of art and science over politicians on its currency.

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This amazing suit of samurai armor is made of five-yen coins, and you can make your own too【Pics】

Beautiful mother/son work of art meets a bittersweet end at the hands of the one enemy it can’t defeat.

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We turn 100,000 yen into 100,000 one-yen coins, in the spirit of New Year’s generosity

Nothing says “Thanks for all your hard work!” like a bonus from your boss given entirely in Japan’s smallest-denomination coins.

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Elderly Shanghai traveler throws coins into jet engine for luck, grounds plane for five hours

You can’t always solve a problem by throwing money at it. In fact, you might just cause one instead.

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Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign?

Japanese citizens feel the symbolism-rich coin, which lacks something, can make travel in Japan difficult for foreign guests.

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Japanese escalator cleaning crew discovers an absurd amount of change

If you thought there was a lot of change between your couch cushions, you should check out escalators in Japan.

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Japan’s 500-yen coin has two hidden messages, and here’re where to find them 【Photos】

The country’s largest coin has something to say to you.

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The mesmerizing art of stacking Japanese coins 【Photos】

Here’s a beautifully compelling reason to hang onto your change when you go shopping in Japan.

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Cute cat and its human create homemade Japanese money box with hilarious results!【Video】

While Japanese coin box toys feature sweet cats who kindly take your change for safekeeping, real cats like this prefer to do other things with your money!

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Hello Kitty keeping as busy as ever — this time she collaborates with…money itself!

We all know that Hello Kitty is one busy and extremely capable, well, business…cat, shall we say? And yes, we love her for it, too. So, what new adorable form has she taken this time?

Well, it seems she’s now gotten close and personal with money — Japanese coins, to be exact. But not to worry, she hasn’t gotten involved in the counterfeiting business. She’s come up with magnets on which she appears attached to different Japanese coins, and as always, she manages to look cool and cute in the process!

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Misprinted 1-yen coin sells for US$27,500 at auction

I kid you not, dear reader, someone in Japan just paid tens of thousands of dollars for a single one-yen coin–a tiny disc of aluminium whose ordinary street value is just US$0.009.

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