On 9 April 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced plans to introduce a new series of notes in the first half of 2024. The new series will consists of three denominations (the existing 2,000-yen note is not being replaced) featuring bacteriologist Kitasato Shibasaburō on the 1,000-yen note; Tsuda Umeko, founder
The Japan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers. It’s also available in print from Lulu. This 49-page catalog covers notes issued by the Japanese Government from 1868 to 1948, the Great Japanese Imperial National Bank from 1873 to
BBC News has an interesting article dated 14 August 2015 on the fight of some Hong Kong residents to cash in on WWII Japanese military yen. Courtesy of Jim “Rubycored” Chen.
According to an article on JapanToday dated 8 May 2014, on 12 May the Bank of Japan introduced a new 5,000-yen note like the existing notes (B366a), but with high-tech anti-forgery features and enhanced convenience for visually impaired people. This note has a 1- or 2-letter prefix, brown serial numbers,
According to an article in Korea Times dated 24 June 2014, Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has seen its production volume halved over the past five years, and hopes to utilize excess capacity by obtaining contracts to print banknotes for other countries. Countries for which
According to an article on Bernama dated 29 November 2013, Japan’s Ministry of Finance has launched a promotion campaign in the hope of attracting orders to print banknotes and passports for other countries by highlighting Japan’s cutting-edge anti-counterfeit technologies. Japan’s only experience printing notes for other countries was when it