Pictures: Japan’s new yen

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  1. People sit at a traditional Japanese "Izakaya" pub.
  2. Skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku district frame Mt. Fuji at dusk.
  3. Mount Fuji soars behind thatched houses in Oshinohakkai.
  4. Komomo, a geiko (geisha), performs during an annual spring dance performance at the Kaburenjo theatre in the Miyagawa district of Kyoto.
  5. Japan may be expensive to visit but it gives generously of enriching experience for free to all who visit its tiny island shores.
  6. Japan's Mount Fuji, covered with snow and surrounded by cloud, is seen from an airplane.

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