The Bank of Japan said Wednesday it will reduce its print run for the new 2000 yen bank notes for the current fiscal year, which ends March 31, from the initially planned 1 billion to 770 million because of their low circulation.

The central bank issued the 2000 yen bank notes on July 19 to mark the July 21-23 Group of Eight summit in Okinawa and the millennium year. The bills were the country’s first new bank notes in 42 years.

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