The currency used in Japan is called as the Yen. This currency is denoted with the currency sign ¥ and the ISO 4217 Code for the Japanese Yen is JPY.
The Yen, is the official currency of the Japan . It is divided into 100 smaller units called sen.
The constitution of Japan provides that the Japan government shall have the power to print the Japanese Yen and sen coins to be used as a legal tender in Japan.
The Japanese Yen bank notes and Sen coins are both designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.
The Japanese Yen bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100 equal units.
The symbol ¥
, usually written before the numerical amount, is used for the Japanese Yen.
Currently printed bank notes denominations are ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000, ¥10,000
and the coins are minted in the denominations of ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500 .