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 = 1.8158 LKR|
|Japanese yen to Pakistani rupee||1 JPY = 1.5292 PKR|
|Japanese yen to Philippine peso||1 JPY = 0.4553 PHP|
|Japanese yen to Indonesian rupiah||1 JPY = 129.7505 IDR|
|Japanese yen to Myanmar kyat||1 JPY = 16.6111 MMK|
|Japanese yen to Nepalese rupee||1 JPY = 1.0708 NPR|
|Japanese yen to euro||1 JPY = 0.0078 EUR|
|Japanese yen to South African rand||1 JPY = 0.1336 ZAR|
|Japanese yen to Chinese yuan||1 JPY = 0.0588 CNY|
|Japanese yen to UAE dirham||1 JPY = 0.0334 AED|
|Japanese yen to Kenyan shilling||1 JPY = 1.0025 KES|
|Japanese yen to Vietnamese dong||1 JPY = 208.1620 VND|
|Japanese yen to Saudi riyal||1 JPY = 0.0341 SAR|
|Japanese yen to British pound||1 JPY = 0.0066 GBP|
|Japanese yen to Nigerian naira||1 JPY = 3.7454 NGN|
|Indian rupee to Japanese yen||1 INR = 1.4916 JPY|
|Bangladeshi taka to Japanese yen||1 BDT = 1.2882 JPY|
|US dollar to Japanese yen||1 USD = 109.9293 JPY|
|Malaysian ringgit to Japanese yen||1 MYR = 26.3525 JPY|
|Nepalese rupee to Japanese yen||1 NPR = 0.9339 JPY|
|Philippine peso to Japanese yen||1 PHP = 2.1962 JPY|
|UAE dirham to Japanese yen||1 AED = 29.9290 JPY|
|Myanmar kyat to Japanese yen||1 MMK = 0.0602 JPY|
|Pakistani rupee to Japanese yen||1 PKR = 0.6540 JPY|
|euro to Japanese yen||1 EUR = 128.9020 JPY|