The Japanese currency – the Japanese yen.
International code: JPY. The symbol is a sign ¥ Yen. Bills are 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen (very rare), 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen .. Coins are 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen.
Unlike most countries, in Japan, do not print the image of the emperor and politicians on paper money.
On the bill 1000 yen shows Hideё Noguchi (1876-1928), a world-renowned scientist, who studied the venom, smallpox and yellow fever, as well as provide the bacterium that causes syphilis (pale treponemu).
On the bill at 5000 yen you will see a portrait of the famous writer Itiё Higuchi (1872-1896), which is considered the first professional female writer in Japan.
On the banknote of 10,000 yen portrait professor and public figure Yukichi Fukuzawa, who founded the prestigious University Cayo.
and that’s a fairly rare banknote 2,000 yen is not a man is depicted, and the scene of the epic “Genji Monogatari” and gate Syureymon (city of Naha, Okinawa) – since it was released exclusively for the perpetuation of the G8 summit in Okinawa in 2000.