Century-old vault to be opened to Japan's public

The Bank of Japan will open its oldest underground vault to the public for the first time on 3 August at its headquarters in Tokyo.

The central bank used the large vault up until the end of June. The vault, located in the basement of the bank's old wing directly under the wing's symbolic green dome, was installed in 1896 when the wing opened.

Since July the central bank has been using another large vault, the location of which the bank kept secret for security reasons.

The vault has a surface ar

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