Business Nov 18, 2019

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

Almost a fifth of households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affiliated research institute shows, up from a year ago and a sign the culture of cash-hoarding is changing. In the survey conducted between June and July, 18.5 percent of ...

¥100 million in old bank notes donated to western Japan prefecture

National Feb 15, 2019

¥100 million in old bank notes donated to western Japan prefecture

An anonymous donation of around ¥100 million ($900,000) in old bank notes has been delivered to the Ehime Prefectural Government, the prefecture said Thursday. The prefectural government intends to use the money to finance rebuilding efforts to recover from last summer's heavy rain in the ...