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October 31, 2019
Bank of Japan
Size: 76 x 154 mm
Date of first issue: Jul. 19, 2000
When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "2000" appears on the bottom left of the front side, and the word "NIPPON" ("Japan" in Japanese) on the top right of the back side.
The number "2000" on the front top right-hand corner changes its color from bluish-green to purple when viewed from different angles.
When viewed from different angles, a semi-transparent pattern printed with pink pearl ink appears in the blank areas of the left and right margins of the front of the note.
The 2,000 yen note has the words "NIPPON GINKO" ("Bank of Japan" in Japanese) printed in micro letters. Also, with the use of background printing, micro letters of different sizes forming curved lines have been introduced.
Raised printing is used for selected parts of the design, including the Chinese characters showing the denomination and the picture of the Shurei-mon Gate. Bank of Japan notes feel rough to the touch.
To assist the visually impaired in detecting the 2,000 yen note by touch, a recognition symbol with a rougher texture, printed intaglio, is adopted.
The Governor's seal on the front side glows orange under ultraviolet light. Likewise, some parts of the background pattern fluoresce yellowish-green.
It is a punishable offense to make or knowingly use counterfeit Bank of Japan notes. The same applies to alteration of genuine Bank of Japan notes, including alteration of their face value.
Should you discover a suspicious Bank of Japan note, please report the matter to a nearby police station or the Bank of Japan immediately.