FAQs Japanese Currency

  1. What was the first coin minted in Japan?
  2. Why did old Japanese coins have a square hole in the middle?
  3. What were the currency units used during the Edo Period (1603-1868)?
  4. What was the oldest paper money issued in Japan?
  5. When did the yen currency unit begin to be used?
  6. What are Japanese military notes used around the Southeast Asian countries during World War II?

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