More than 60% haven't gotten a Y2,000 bill in over two years: survey
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Jun 18
More than 60 percent of the population hasn't received a ¥2,000 note for over two years, it was learned Sunday.
According to a Finance Ministry survey, the unpopular bill, which was designed during the administration of Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi to commemorate the holding of the Group of Eight summit in Kyushu and Okinawa in 2000, has faded from circulation since its debut that year.
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