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sen・ensatsu

せんえんさつ

a thousand-yen bill

Example

すみませんが、ごせんえんさつを せんえんさつに かえて いただけませんか。

Excuse me, could I have this five thousand-yen bill changed to one thousand-yen bills?

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Coin and paper currency of Japan

The monetary unit for Japan is yen. There are six kinds of coins, 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen. As for bills, there are three kinds, 1000, 5000 and 10000 yen. The 5yen and 50 yen coins have a hole in the center. Cherry blossoms are designed on the 100 yen coin. The person printed on the 10000 yen bill, the highest value bill, is Yukichi Fukuzawa, one of the most famous enlightenment thinkers of the Meiji Era.