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Bitcoin to Japanese yen conversion
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Yen means "round" in Japanese. The ¥2000 banknotes are rarely used today and are not always accepted as payment or issued by ATM machines. ¥5000 and ¥1000 banknotes are the most used denomination and so tend to be in circulation for about 1-2 years whereas ¥10000 notes can be used for 4-5 years before being replaced by the Bank of Japan.