Adopted as the Japanese form or currency around the time American Cruisers docked into Japanese harbors, the Yen expresses the Japanese belief of carrying a shitload of coins around and having to play with ridiculously huge numbers.
http://www.thatquiz.com/images/money/us-penny.gif (One Japanese yen, in 1995.)
The Yen also solved the issue of hookers' tips, which could then be made inordinately heavy while being worth jack.
The symbol for Yen, meaning also circle, consists of only jagged perpendicular lines. When asked why, the Japanese respond with "Gaijin kuso" and "Temera no omooto o aisutai" on par with their reclusive and generally assinine ways.
Generally an unlucky currency, Yen today is used only to buy hookers and obscure poisonous raw fishes.
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