JPY to WST

JPY - Japanese Yen ()
WST - Samoan Tala (WS$)
1 JPY1 WST

Currency conversion rates from JPY to WST

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1 JPY1 WST
5 JPY5 WST
10 JPY10 WST
20 JPY20 WST
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100 JPY100 WST
250 JPY250 WST
500 JPY500 WST
1000 JPY1000 WST
2000 JPY2000 WST
5000 JPY5000 WST
10000 JPY10000 WST
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1 WST1 JPY
5 WST5 JPY
10 WST10 JPY
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100 WST100 JPY
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JPY - Japanese Yen (¥)

The Japanese yen, one of the strongest currencies in the world, is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency and is also used as a reserve currency for the British pound sterling and the US dollar. It is a fiat currency.

The Japanese Yen is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States Dollar and the Euro. The Japanese Yen is also widely used as a reserve currency after the US Dollar, Euro, and British Pound.

The Japanese Yen is the currency in Japan (JP, JPN, JAP). The Japanese Yen is divided into 100 sen. The exchange rate for the Japanese Yen was last updated on Today from The International Monetary Fund. The JPY conversion factor has 6 significant digits.

Economy

  • Japan has a strong industrial base and is home to some of the biggest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronics, machinery, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, and processed foods.
  • Agricultural enterprises use 13 per cent of the land, and Japan accounts for nearly 15 percent of the global fish catch, second only to China.
  • As of 2010, Japan’s labor force consisted of about 65.9 million workers. Japan has a low unemployment rate of around 4%.
  • In 2007 almost one in six, or 20 million, Japanese people were living in poverty.
  • Housing in Japan is subject to the limited supply of available land in urban areas.

History

  • The Japanese Yen was officially adopted by the Meiji government on May 10, 1871. The new currency was gradually introduced from July of that year.
  • The Tokugawa Japanese Yen currency replaced a complex monetary system of the Edo period based on the mon.
  • The yen, basically a unit of the United States Dollar, originated like all Dollars from Spanish pieces of eight.

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WST - Samoan Tala (WST)

Samoan Tala

The Samoan Tālā is the currency unit of Samoa, symbolized by WS$ to distinguish it from other Dollar currencies. The Tālā is subdivided into 100 sene. Tālā and sene are transliterations of the English terms Dollar and cent. The Tālā was introduced in 1967, upon Samoa’s independence from New Zealand, replacing the Pound at 2 Tālā = 1 Pound.

The Samoa Tala is the currency in Samoa (WS, WSM). The symbol for WST can be written WS$. The Samoa Tala is divided into 100 sene. The exchange rate for the Samoa Tala was last updated on May 24, 2019 from Yahoo Finance. The WST conversion factor has 5 significant digits.

Economy

  • The industrial sector is the largest component of the Samoan GDP (~60% GDP), followed by the services sector at (~30% of GDP). Most of the remaining ~10% of GDP is credited to agriculture.
  • Samoa's economy has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and fishing locally. In modern times the development aid, private family remittances from abroad and agricultural exports have become key factors in the economy of the nation.
  • The Samoan workforce is estimated at 90,000 people. Agriculture employs two-thirds of the workforce, and provides 90% of exports, with coconut cream, coconut oil, noni (Nonu fruit juice, as it is known in Samoa), and copra.

History

  • The Samoa Tālā was introduced in 1967, after the country's political independence of New Zealand in 1962. It replaced the Pound at a rate of 2 Samoa Tālā = 1 Pound, then the current exchange rate for the New Zealand Dollar to the Pound.
  • The value of the Samoa Tālā was unchanged against the New Zealand Dollar until 1975.
  • In 1967, the Bank of Western Samoa introduced notes of 1, 2 and 10 Samoan Tālā.
  • Samoan Tālā 5 notes were added in 1980 when the Monetary Board of Samoa took over paper money issuance.
  • In 1984, 1 Tālā notes were replaced by coins.
  • Polymer notes were also introduced in 1990.
  • On August 1, 2008, the central bank issued a new series of five pieces of paper Samoa Tālā 500-100. The two highest denominations (50 and 100 Samoan Tala) are protected with a thread of De La Rue Optiks security that has a transparent window.

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