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 Sri Lankan rupee||1 JPY = 1.8865 LKR|
|Japanese yen to Indonesian rupiah||1 JPY = 135.3287 IDR|
|Japanese yen to Philippine peso||1 JPY = 0.4641 PHP|
|Japanese yen to Nepalese rupee||1 JPY = 1.1270 NPR|
|Japanese yen to Myanmar kyat||1 JPY = 12.8630 MMK|
|Japanese yen to Pakistani rupee||1 JPY = 1.5502 PKR|
|Japanese yen to euro||1 JPY = 0.0080 EUR|
|Japanese yen to Canadian dollar||1 JPY = 0.0122 CAD|
|Japanese yen to Nigerian naira||1 JPY = 3.8092 NGN|
|Japanese yen to UAE dirham||1 JPY = 0.0355 AED|
|Japanese yen to Mexican peso||1 JPY = 0.1889 MXN|
|Japanese yen to Ghanaian cedi||1 JPY = 0.0563 GHS|
|Japanese yen to Kenyan shilling||1 JPY = 1.0634 KES|
|Japanese yen to Vietnamese dong||1 JPY = 222.8807 VND|
|Japanese yen to Saudi riyal||1 JPY = 0.0362 SAR|
|Japanese yen to British pound||1 JPY = 0.0071 GBP|
|Japanese yen to Kuwaiti dinar||1 JPY = 0.0029 KWD|
|Japanese yen to South African rand||1 JPY = 0.1437 ZAR|
|US dollar to Japanese yen||1 USD = 103.5305 JPY|
|Indian rupee to Japanese yen||1 INR = 1.4201 JPY|
|Bangladeshi taka to Japanese yen||1 BDT = 1.2220 JPY|
|Malaysian ringgit to Japanese yen||1 MYR = 25.6537 JPY|
|Nepalese rupee to Japanese yen||1 NPR = 0.8873 JPY|
|euro to Japanese yen||1 EUR = 125.5380 JPY|
|Kenyan shilling to Japanese yen||1 KES = 0.9404 JPY|
|Singapore dollar to Japanese yen||1 SGD = 78.1764 JPY|
|UAE dirham to Japanese yen||1 AED = 28.1854 JPY|
|Philippine peso to Japanese yen||1 PHP = 2.1549 JPY|