The yen is the official currency of Japan. The official currency symbol: ¥. The currency’s name is derived from a Japanese word that means “round.”
The currency was officially established in 1871 and replaced the Tokugawa currency (a 1601 monetary system). Two years later, the first banknotes were issued in denominations from 10 to 10,000 yen. Several agencies, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Imperial Japanese National Bank, issued yen banknotes before and during World War II. Shortly after the war, the Allies also published several notes. Since then, the Bank of Japan has been the exclusive banknote issuing authority. The entity has published five series after the Second World War. In 2004, the current series was issued, consisting of banknotes in denominations of ¥ 1000, ¥ 5000 and ¥ 10,000.
The 1000 Japanese yen note front design features the portrait of Hideyo Noguchi (1876 – 1928), also known as Seisaku Noguchi, was a well-known Japanese bacteriologist who established syphilis as an agent that the cause of progressive paralysis sickness in 1911.
The reverse of the note illustrates a view of Mount Fuji over Lake Motosu, followed by cherry blossoms. The lettering of the note is presented in the Japanese language. This note is part of the 2004 – 2020 series, and its color is blue on a multicolor underprint.
Text: 1000,W892940Q,日本銀行券,千円,日本銀行,野口英世,国立印刷局製造, NIPPON GINKO, 1000 YEN.