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 (150 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 = 0.4374 PHP|
|Japanese yen to Sri Lankan rupee||1 JPY = 1.7977 LKR|
|Japanese yen to Pakistani rupee||1 JPY = 1.4142 PKR|
|Japanese yen to Myanmar kyat||1 JPY = 14.9446 MMK|
|Japanese yen to Indonesian rupiah||1 JPY = 129.5471 IDR|
|Japanese yen to Nepalese rupee||1 JPY = 1.0653 NPR|
|Japanese yen to South African rand||1 JPY = 0.1251 ZAR|
|Japanese yen to Kenyan shilling||1 JPY = 0.9783 KES|
|Japanese yen to Vietnamese dong||1 JPY = 208.3932 VND|
|Japanese yen to Canadian dollar||1 JPY = 0.0111 CAD|
|Japanese yen to Ugandan shilling||1 JPY = 32.0052 UGX|
|Japanese yen to Chinese yuan||1 JPY = 0.0582 CNY|
|Japanese yen to Ghanaian cedi||1 JPY = 0.0527 GHS|
|Japanese yen to UAE dirham||1 JPY = 0.0334 AED|
|Japanese yen to euro||1 JPY = 0.0075 EUR|
|Japanese yen to Saudi riyal||1 JPY = 0.0341 SAR|
|Indian rupee to Japanese yen||1 INR = 1.5018 JPY|
|Bangladeshi taka to Japanese yen||1 BDT = 1.2989 JPY|
|Malaysian ringgit to Japanese yen||1 MYR = 26.7267 JPY|
|US dollar to Japanese yen||1 USD = 110.0951 JPY|
|Myanmar kyat to Japanese yen||1 MMK = 0.0669 JPY|
|euro to Japanese yen||1 EUR = 133.4650 JPY|
|Nepalese rupee to Japanese yen||1 NPR = 0.9387 JPY|
|Philippine peso to Japanese yen||1 PHP = 2.2862 JPY|
|UAE dirham to Japanese yen||1 AED = 29.9726 JPY|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Japanese yen||1 KWD = 365.8550 JPY|