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Japan

 

1872-1953 | 1969-2004

 

500 Yen, (1969)

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Front: Tomomi Iwakura (1825-1883), Japanese statesman

Back: Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,389 ft.

Courtesy James Peterson

 

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

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1000 Yen, (1963)

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Front: Hirobumi Ito (1841-1909), Japanese statesman, Fout time Prime Minister of Japan 1885-1888, 1892-1896, 1898-1898 and 1900-1901,

Back: Bank of Japan building in Tokyo

Courtesy James Peterson

 

Bank of Japan building

Bank of Japan building

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1000 Yen, 1984

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Front: Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), Japanese novelist

Back: Two Manchurian cranes

 

2000 Yen, 2000
Commeorates the G-8 Economic Summit in Okinawa

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Front: Shureimon Gate in Naha, Okinawa

Back: Scene from Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji)

 

Shureimon Gate

Shureimon Gate

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1000 Yen, 2004

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Front: Hideo Noguchi (1876-1928), bacteriologist

Back: Mt. Fuji

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

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5000 Yen, 2004

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Front: Ichiyo Higuchi (1872-1896), Novelist

Back: Irises Painting by Korin Ogata (1658-1716)

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Irises Painting

Irises Painting

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10000 Yen, 2004

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Front: Yukichi Fukuzawa (1835-1901), Educator

Back: Phoenix from Byohdoh-in Temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture

Courtesy ybnotes

 

Phoenix

phoenix

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1872-1953 | 1969-2004

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Japan, situated off the east coast of asia, abolished Shogunate and established a parliamentary form of government in the 1850's. Became a constitutional monarchy after WWII. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Japan.

 

 

 

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