Currency of Japan: Japanese yen, today's rate ¥
The Japanese Yen is the currency of Japan. The code of Japanese yen is JPY. We use ¥ as symbol of Japanese yen. The Japanese Yen is divided in 100 sen. JPY is regulated by Bank of Japan.
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- the Japanese yen was introduced in 1 Jun 1871 (151 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the Japanese yen ( ¥1 , ¥5 , ¥10 , ¥50 , ¥100 and ¥500 ),
- the Japanese yen has 4 banknotes ( ¥1000 , ¥2000 , ¥5000 and ¥10000 )
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The yen, the Japanese currency
The yen, just like the yuan in China and the won in Korea, simply means «circle». Coins in Japan, when they were created at the end of the 19th century, were already round, hence the name. The Japanese went even further with this meaning and punched a hole in the middle of some coins: the 5 and 50-yen coins.
Japanese coins are particular in that they never feature faces.
As for banknotes, they look old-fashioned. You get the impression that the colors have faded and that the people represented sometimes within medallions are all very old. Japan has reserved a special place for its illustrious ancestors and for a country that places special importance on traditions, this is hardly surprising.
On the back of the banknote you’ll find 2 images of Mount Fuji, which rises to 3776m and is one of the strongest symbols of Japan. You’ll also find a phoenix on the 10,000-yen note, a mythical bird from ancient China and a symbol of justice and grace.
|Japanese yen to Philippine peso||1 JPY = 0.4522 PHP|
|Japanese yen to Myanmar kyat||1 JPY = 15.6751 MMK|
|Japanese yen to Sri Lankan rupee||1 JPY = 1.7853 LKR|
|Japanese yen to Indonesian rupiah||1 JPY = 126.1739 IDR|
|Japanese yen to Swedish krona||1 JPY = 0.0811 SEK|
|Japanese yen to Ghanaian cedi||1 JPY = 0.0553 GHS|
|Japanese yen to euro||1 JPY = 0.0078 EUR|
|Japanese yen to Malaysian ringgit||1 JPY = 0.0368 MYR|
|Japanese yen to Kenyan shilling||1 JPY = 1.0011 KES|
|Japanese yen to Hong Kong dollar||1 JPY = 0.0685 HKD|
|Japanese yen to Chinese yuan||1 JPY = 0.0558 CNY|
|Japanese yen to South African rand||1 JPY = 0.1341 ZAR|
|Japanese yen to Canadian dollar||1 JPY = 0.0110 CAD|
|Japanese yen to Vietnamese dong||1 JPY = 199.1454 VND|
|Japanese yen to US dollar||1 JPY = 0.0088 USD|
|Japanese yen to UAE dirham||1 JPY = 0.0323 AED|
|Japanese yen to Saudi riyal||1 JPY = 0.0330 SAR|
|Japanese yen to British pound||1 JPY = 0.0065 GBP|
|Indian rupee to Japanese yen||1 INR = 1.5255 JPY|
|Bangladeshi taka to Japanese yen||1 BDT = 1.3193 JPY|
|Pakistani rupee to Japanese yen||1 PKR = 0.6427 JPY|
|Nepalese rupee to Japanese yen||1 NPR = 0.9515 JPY|
|Malaysian ringgit to Japanese yen||1 MYR = 27.1489 JPY|
|Myanmar kyat to Japanese yen||1 MMK = 0.0638 JPY|
|US dollar to Japanese yen||1 USD = 113.6592 JPY|
|UAE dirham to Japanese yen||1 AED = 30.9436 JPY|
|Sri Lankan rupee to Japanese yen||1 LKR = 0.5601 JPY|
|euro to Japanese yen||1 EUR = 128.8270 JPY|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Japanese yen||1 KWD = 375.9495 JPY|