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Wow, got hit by the ugly stick!

-4 ( +11 / -15 )

Cashless is much more popular but coins and paper moneys never disappear.

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At first, I thought this was a joke because I thought the guy on the 10,000 yen note was Ozawa Ichiro. There is a strong resemblance, and I couldn't believe they would (or ever will) put Ozawa Ichiro on any Japanese currency.

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seriously, i still like the yukichi version. but still, as always, nice, simple, formal and neat design!

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I don't like the number font or the size and placement of the big number. I think it spoils what is otherwise a fine design.

My design concerns are however to secondary to the issue of usability for old people. If these designs have tested well, then the design is okay. One of the convenience stores changed many of their products into near identical sand-yellow packages with tiny pictures of the contents. This may look pretty arranged on the shelves, but has drawn complaints because people with eyesight problems can't tell them apart. Old folks are more likely to use cash than young ones with their phones and cards, so banknotes should be designed for the folks that actually use them.

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Shibasaburo Kitasato, who co-developed a serum therapy for tetanus

Fixed that for you.

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Where is the braille?

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Where is the braille?

You see the two sets of 11 diagonal lines that are in a different position at the border in each banknote? that is what lets people differentiate them by touch.

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Wonder if all the automatic cash registers and vending machines will go berserk and reject these. I get my new 500 yen coins rejected on a daily basis at vending machines and even at a restaurant that had a vending machine as a register. It is frankly discriminatory to reject currency.

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Grumpy face, please.

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That's the oldest trick in the book.

They alter the paper currency to reintroduce black money into circulation or render it irrecoverable.

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Redemption

Wonder if all the automatic cash registers and vending machines will go berserk and reject these. I get my new 500 yen coins rejected on a daily basis at vending machines...

Ah. There's a new Y500 coin! No wonder machines keep spitting out Y500 coins I've attempted to use. Especially at Times parking lot machines. Dot splains it.

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All 3 quite cool looking dudes

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If only they could have made the sizes a bit smaller! Japanese notes are so difficult to carry in wallets and even money clips where even after folding it in half it is still difficult.

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> SarcasmOnly

All 3 quite cool looking dudes

Do you normally refer to a woman as a dude?

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Nice look. Fukusawa finally taken down

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