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Security Features of Bank of Japan Notes


Security features incorporated in banknotes and laws prohibiting banknote reproduction.

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.

The Bank of Japan does not provide high resolution image of Bank of Japan notes.

Please contact regarding the use of banknote image (50 dpi) posted on the Bank of Japan's web site.

Security Features of Bank of Japan Notes

Bank of Japan Notes Currently Issued

Banknotes in Use but No Longer Issued

Laws concerning Banknote Reproduction

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