Paper Yen


Many places throughout the world use different kinds of currency. Here is the United States we use the US dollar but across the seas in Japan they use the Japanese yen. Japan is culturally rich place that lives deeply in tradition. It is home to many iconic landmarks and scenic landscapes. The current emperor of Japan is Akihito.Akihito

Akihito  is the reigning Emperor of Japan, the 125th emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of succession. 
mt fuji
Mt.Fuji one of Japan's most well known landmarks, which is also an active volcano.
buddhist temple

A Buddhist Temple, Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'.

japanese building

A Japanese Building, Japanese architecture has traditionally been recognizable by wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground, with tiled or thatched roofs.


Through the New Currency Act of 1871, Japan adopted the gold standard along international lines, with 1 yen corresponding to 1.5g of pure gold.

woman holding yen

Banker Counting Yen


Japan is a huge country filled with breath taking landscapes such as Mt. Fuji and iconic landmarks such as their many temples. Their currency, Yen, is in huge circulation not just in Japan but across the globe. Japan is vastly different from other places across the world as their country is rooted in tradition.