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For Ian Birrell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Challenging our notion of currency

Jul 6, 2013

Challenging our notion of currency

When an American explorer named William Henry Furness III arrived on the remote Pacific island of Yap at the start of the last century, he found a scarcely touched place that made his previous destination of Borneo look almost developed. MONEY: The Unauthorised Biography, ...