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Tokyo - The problem of counterfeit money is bringing at least one Japanese firm to its knees.
In a new bid to detect counterfeit dollars from North Korea, a Tokyo company is enlarging bills 400 times and spreading them on the ground, where experts get down on their knees and examine the notes through magnifying glasses.
"The only clues we can get are by finding marks made by the counterfeiters so that they can distinguish between the real and the fake notes for themselves," said Yoshihide Matsumura, the president of the company.
"Everything is the same as the real ones, including the ink, quality of paper and a printing machine used to make it," he said. - Sapa-AFP