Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

National Jul 11, 2019

Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

Japan Mint began producing ¥500 and ¥100 coins Thursday stamped with the year of issue as "Reiwa one," following the start of the new imperial era on May 1. Five-hundred-yen coins, inscribed with Chinese characters reading "Reiwa gannen" and with milled edges, were discharged from ...

Japan to issue coins commemorating 2019 Rugby World Cup

National Nov 27, 2018

Japan to issue coins commemorating 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan will issue gold and silver coins to commemorate the country's hosting of next year's Rugby World Cup, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The gold coin, featuring the World Cup trophy on one side and the 2019 tournament's logo and cherry blossoms on the other, ...

Business / Economy Nov 29, 2013

¥1, ¥5 coin output resumes for tax

The Finance Ministry is considering resuming production of ¥1 and ¥5 coins for circulation in fiscal 2014 in anticipation of increased need when the consumption tax is raised to 8 percent next April, officials said. New ¥1 coins were last produced for circulation in fiscal ...

Commentary / World | SENTAKU MAGAZINE Dec 23, 2008

DPJ has a foot in the door

As the odds grow that the No. 1 opposition Democratic Party of Japan will take the reigns of government after the next general elections, the focus in the Japanese political arena is shifting to the lineup of a Cabinet headed by DPJ leader Ichiro ...

Reader Mail Jul 8, 2007

Different take on the Serbs

As an Australian Serb who migrated to Australia in the late 1980s, I would like to thank Gregory Clark for his July 2 article, "Serbia owed justice." The reason is that for many years I have been reading so much nonsense published by the ...