Currency round-up: New yen banknotes to arrive in July 2024

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Bank of Japan

Japan: The Bank of Japan will introduce a new series of banknotes in July 2024, with new 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes entering circulation. 

The new issue adds figures to both the front and reverse of the notes. The 1,000 yen note will commemorate medical researcher Shibasaburō Kitasato; the 5,000 yen features educator Umeko Tsuda; and the 10,000 yen 19th century industrialist Eiichi Shibusawa.

The banknotes include raised print and tactile marks, which assist people with visual impairments

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