yen

New 800-yen bill artist concept brings Shiba Inu to canvas of Japanese currency

Previous 500-yen Shiba design also gets a sakura spring makeover.

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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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Japanese Lucky Beckoning Cat banknote design is the faux money we wish was real

Manekineko cat currency is filled with lucky omens for the New Year.

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Japanese artist creates cat banknote alternative: Kittens on 200 yen

Kitty currency merchandise has us hoping this faux banknote will one day become a reality. 

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Japanese Mame Shiba Inu banknote design pays homage to nation’s beloved dog

Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise. 

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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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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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Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

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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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How to spot the new sophisticated counterfeit bills circulating in Japan

These bills come complete with the watermark, but with two tiny flaws.

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Nike Air Mo’ Money sneakers with Japanese text and yen symbols are the coolest kicks around

People in Japan are scrambling to get their hands on these limited-edition Mo’ Yen sneakers.

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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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Man counterfeits 50,000 yen using only a 100-yen shop, a convenience store, and a Japanese custom

Aichi resident makes surprisingly effective use of many of Japan’s beloved services to pull off his ill-fated forgery attempt.

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“My dog ate my salary” – Japanese Twitter user captures the aftermath on camera 【Pics】

Hundreds of dollars in cash left in tatters… and beyond repair?

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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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Applying beauty photo filter app to the woman on Japan’s 5,000-yen bill has freaky results

Perhaps it’s for the best that famed writer Ichiyo Higuchi lived her whole life in the pre-Photoshop era.

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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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Japanese artist creates eerie 3-D magnet head of Yukichi Fukuzawa, the man on the 10,000 yen bill

It’s hard to touch money when the person on the note is popping its head out, glaring at you from the bill.

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Here’s why Japan won’t do anything about the crazy yen surge

The Japanese yen is on fire.

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