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japanese peso?

(Added Sept.1/2004: Thanks to all those who have sent me info about the Japanese peso. From "beeeemer": "The Japanese Peso was created by the Japanese during WW11 as currency for the Philippines." From Bob G.: "I know what the Japanese Peso is. It is a carnival novelty from the States from the 40s or 50s. At least, that's what I was told. I have a '5 Peso' note."

From Joseph M.: "I was stationed in the Philippines in the early 1960's and have one of these pesos. It was Japanese invasion or, if you will, 'occupation' money. It is in English and Japanese because English was and still is the main language used there." Jim sent a link to other Japanese invasion currency and Donella sent another link to Japanese pesos.

Thanks to everyone for their help!)


Leaving soon to visit Reid and Luisa at Wasaga Beach, so only a short Blather today. While going through some old coins left to him by his grandmother, Jeff found the odd currency above. Neither of us can figure it out. Any out there have any ideas? Click on the image to see a larger version.

I've updated the OVFF site so that the message board link works (sorry about that). I still haven't heard word about the Pegasus voting ballot, so may not be able to post it since I'll be out of town for most of the next couple of months...could someone please make sure it is posted in the OVFF message board if I'm not around? Thanks kindly.

After Wasaga, Jeff and I will be going to the cottage to visit with our niece Brittany. Depending on how active she is (i.e. how zonked I am in the evenings after she goes to bed), I may be posting Blatherings during that time. Our friend Scott will be visiting from Ireland when we get back.

My Blathering and e-mail schedule over the next few months is likely to be erratic and will depend on how much free time I have, and what type of Internet access I have, if any. I'll have my laptop in most cases, but may not be able to get online. As long as I can get to an Internet cafe, however, I can post brief Blatherings. I've already looked up the locations of Internet cafes in Tokyo. :-)

Today's Blatherpics:

- Japanese peso? (click to see enlarged image)

- Sara, during our Wasaga Beach trip.

Feel free to suggest a daily poll question.

Today's Poll:

If you're on the beach, would you rather be swimming or lying in the sun? Choose "yes" for swimming, "no" for sunning.

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