Bank of Japan says printing of current batch of yen notes has ended

Japan printed the current ¥10,000 banknote with a portrait of prominent educator Yukichi Fukuzawa in September, the Bank of Japan said Friday, and production has also been halted for the ¥5,000 and ¥1,000 notes, which feature portraits of writer Ichiyo Higuchi. and bacteriologist Hideyo Noguchi, respectively.

Mass production of the redesigned banknotes has already begun, and their circulation is expected to begin in the first half of fiscal 2024, which begins in April 2024.

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