Banknote Material Growers Spurred by New 10,000-Yen Bill Issuance Japan
The planned introduction of Japan’s new 10,000-yen bills in fiscal 2024 has been inspiring domestic growers of a plant used to make paper for the banknote. Regions growing mitsumata, or oriental paperbush, are aiming to boost production while the National Printing Bureau relies on cheap imports for over 90 pct of the material supply. Mitsumata more

Japan is issuing new circulating commemorative coins Japan
Japanese Ministry of Finance is issuing new circulating commemorative ringed-bimetallic 500-yen coin and a 10,000-yen gold coin to mark the enthronement of the new emperor. The obverse of 500-yen coin shows imperial throne for the emperor and obverse of the gold coin shows a phoenix and auspicious clouds. The reverse of both coins depicts the more

Japan to redesign 10,000, 5,000, 1,000 yen banknotes in 2024. Japan
In 2024, Japan will introduce new 10,000 yen, 5000 yen and 1000 yen banknotes with anti-counterfeiting features said the government. Industrialist Eiichi Shibusawa, educator Umeko Tsuda and physician and bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato are featured in the banknotes. Tokyo station’s red brick Marunouchi building, Wisteria flowers and  “The great wave of Kanagawa” from the “Thirty-six views more

Japan to issue coins commemorating 2019 Rugby World Cup Japan
To commemorate the hosting of the country’s next year Rugby World Cup, Japan will issue gold and silver coins, said the Finance Ministry. On one side, the gold coin features the World Cup Trophy while on the other 2019 tournament’s logo and cherry blossoms are present. This is made using 15.6 grams of 24-carat gold more