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New banknotes put to the test

TOKYO, Nov 22 (TV Asahi) - The National Printing Bureau in Tokyo is testing whether supermarket cash registers, vending machines, ATMs, etc. can read new banknotes without problems ahead of issuance in 2024.

Twenty-nine manufacturers are participating in the test, and they are proceeding with development and repairs in preparation for the start of issuance in the first half of fiscal 2024. The new banknotes have a new design with larger numbers, a watermark to prevent counterfeiting, and the world's first 3D hologram, TV Asahi reports.

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