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The government will start replacing 10,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 1,000 yen bills with new notes that include sophisticated features to beat counterfeiters as early as April 2004, Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa announced Friday.

It will be the first replacement of bank notes since November 1984. The 2,000 yen bill, first issued in July 2000, will not be affected, Shiokawa told a news conference.

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