Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Japanese Yen Bill, 22 Types are Valid, I've never seen half of them.

This year Bank of Japan prints 3 types of Japanese yen bills, 1000 yen bill, 5000 yen, and 10000 yen. Those are No. (19), (21), (22) in the list below. Bank of Japan issued many types of bills in the past. Some of them are still valid as the bill. Here is the list of the valid bills in Japan. Old bills are currently out of the market. I have never seen half of them.

All images are from Wikipedia. Name order of the portrait is "Family name" - "Given name".

 

(1) 1 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1885/9/8 God Daikoku Graphic pattern 78×135

 

(2) 1 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1889/5/1 Takeuchi Sukune Graphic pattern 85×145

 

(3) 1 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1943/12/15 Takeuchi Sukune Ube shrine 70×122

 

(4) 10 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1946/2/25 Diet building Graphic pattern 76×140

 

(5) 100 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse  Reverse Size
1946/3/1 Prince Shotoku Horyuji temple 93×162

 

(6) 5 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1946/3/5 Graphic pattern Graphic pattern 68×132

 

(7) 1 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1946/3/19 Ninomiya Sontoku Graphic pattern 68×124

 

(8) 1000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1950/1/7 Prince Shotoku Horyuji temple Yumedono 76×164

 

(9) 500 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1951/4/2 Iwakura Tomomi Mt. Fuji 76×156

 

(10) 50 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1951/12/1 Takahashi Korekiyo Bank of Japan 68×144

 

(11) 100 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1953/12/1 Itagaki Taisuke Diet building 76×148

 

(12) 5000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1957/10/1 Prince Shotoku Bank of Japan 80×169

 

(13) 10000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1958/12/1 Prince Shotoku Graphic pattern 84×174

 

(14) 1000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1963/11/1 Ito Hirobumi Bank of Japan 76×164

 

(15) 500 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1969/11/1 Iwakura Tomomi Mt. Fuji 72×159

 

(16) 1000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1984/11/1 Natsume Soseki Japanese crane 76×150

 

(17) 5000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1984/11/1 Nitobe Inazo Mt. Fuji 76×155

 

(18) 10000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
1984/11/1 Fukuzawa Yukichi Pheasant 76×160

 

(19) 1000 yen bill - Currently printed

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
2004/11/1 Hideyo Noguchi Mt. Fuji 76×150

 

(20) 2000 yen bill

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
2000/7/19 Shuri Castle Gate Shurei Lady Murasaki, The Tale of Genji Scroll 76×154

 

(21) 5000 yen bill - Currently printed

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
2004/11/1 Higuchi Ichiyo Ogata Korin's "Irises" 76×156

 

(22) 10000 yen bill - Currently printed

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Issued on Obverse Reverse Size
2004/11/1 Fukuzawa Yukichi Phoenix statue of Phoenix Hall Byodo-in 76×160

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AA batteries = 105 yen ($1.07 €0.78)

I bought AA batteries for 105 yen ($1.07 €0.78) at a 100yen shop. It includes 6 Alkali AA batteries.

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.