Thursday, November 02, 2006

Something that is about to disappear soon




This 2000-yen bill was introduced in 2000. Now we use four kinds of bill, 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen bill.

But this bill have been very unpopular. There are some reasons. Many vending machines cannot accept this bill, and people are not easy to make a mental count with 2000 yen bill.

Anyway, the biggest reason is that people don't need this bill at all. It is not inconvenient for most people to use only 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 bills.

So why was 2,000 yen bill introduced? Because it was introduced just in memory of holding G-8 summit in Okinawa, Japan, in 2000. It is so silly!

Now this bill doesn't go current very much. And it is about to disappear soon.

But if we use more plastic for a big purchase like US, this bill will be more popular.

(I forget to register to "the theme day".)

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9 Comments:

At 11:48 AM, Blogger zannnie said...

If it was introduced in memory of holding G-8 Summit in Okinawa,Japan, at least it has a 'sentimental' reason:p

The holders of this note will probably keep one of this, as an heirloom or 'currency collection', being less practical but afterall it is something to disappear soon....

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Zsolt72 said...

you are lucky the G-8 wasnt in 2001. What would you do with a 2001 bill?:)

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Ben said...

haha, another silly MP story.
I was wondering why Japan made that bill..

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger macky said...

zannnie: Do you know Okinawa? You know a lot about Japan. Perhaps you know much better than me:-)) As you know, Okinawa had a sad experience...

zsolt72: Ahhh.. We are enough lucky to make 2000 yen bill:-)

ben: I agree with you. But some people like this bill just because it has a picture of Murasaki Shikibu.

 
At 3:59 AM, Blogger Ben said...

I checked my drawer and find exact same note.
Yap, the design is good. I will just keep this one and already gone 500Yen note. Some day it may be....

 
At 5:11 AM, Blogger kaa said...

well.. it will be a good souvenier to keep. do u already have a couple put away before it disappears out of circulation

 
At 10:11 AM, Anonymous jazzy said...

this is a great disappearance entry. are you gonna keep these?

 
At 5:25 AM, Anonymous James said...

Very interesting! The US had a two dollar bill for a long time but there was no need since we already had a 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100....so now the 2 is a collector's item.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Grant F said...

that's a shame, I like the 2000 yen note and I thought that once Japan changed to the new design 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes that this would have become more used as they are all the same style. It was annoying though when you had a 2,000 yen note and you couldn't use it in a vending or ticket machine.

 

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