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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dollar Near ¥119 In Tokyo; Now Is The Time To Visit Japan

Above, Nakamise Dori in Asakusa, a shopper's paradise. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The time is right for an autumn visit to Japan as the dollar is continuing to rise against the Japanese yen.

From Jiji Press:
Tokyo, Nov. 20 (Jiji Press)--The dollar accelerated its bull run to approach 119 yen at one point in Tokyo trading Thursday after repeatedly renewing its seven-year high recently, as the Japanese government has effectively tolerated the yen's rapid weakening.

Above, some goodies I bought on a past trip to Japan. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A vacation in Japan is much more affordable than it has been in years. American visitors will be getting more yen for each dollar exchanged. That means that a kaiju fan can buy more Godzilla and other kaiju toys than they have been able to in years.

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