The Japanese yen, also written as JPY, is the official currency of Japan. The yen was created in 1872, replacing the mon currency of the feudal era. The yen lost most of its value by the end of World War II and was pegged to the U.S. dollar in 1949. When the U.S. went off the gold standard in 1971, the yen was taken off the dollar peg in 1973 and has been a floating currency since. The yen is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro.

Japanese Yen (Wikipedia)
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Japanese yen
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Banknotes Coins
ISO 4217 code JPY
Central bank Bank of Japan
 Website www.boj.or.jp
Official user(s)  Japan
Unofficial user(s)  Zimbabwe[citation needed]
Inflation 0.1%
 Source The World Factbook, 2012 est.
Subunit
1100 sen
11000 rin
Symbol ¥  (international)
  (Japan—present day)
  (Japan—traditional)
Plural The language(s) of this currency does not have a morphological plural distinction.
Coins ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500
Banknotes ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000, ¥10,000
Printer National Printing Bureau
 Website www.npb.go.jp
Mint Japan Mint
 Website www.mint.go.jp

The Japanese yen ( or en?, symbol: ¥; code: JPY) is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the pound sterling.

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