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Yen (JPY) is the currency in Japan

Facts about Yen
  • Country
  • Currency
  • Currency code (ISO 4217)
  • Short for the currency
  • Currency subunits
  • Japan
  • Yen
  • JPY
  • ¥
  • 100 sen

The Japanese yen has been in use since 1871. The currency is issued by the Bank of Japan and comes in 6 coins and 4 banknotes.

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Japan (Nippon) is a constitutional monarchy with an emperor without deciding power. The country is a democracy with a parliament and a prime minister. Japan is the worlds second largest economy after USA. The country suffered economic collapse in 1990s but are more stable now.

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