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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 banknotes. The same applies to alteration of genuine banknotes, 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.

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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