The Japanese yen, the euro, and the Australian dollar also fell slightly against the dollar.
Fuel companies decreed that the maximum a customer could buy was 20 liters; the most he could spend, 3,000 yen.
Day tickets at Asahidake (www.wakasaresort.com) cost 4,000 yen.
Japanese monetary unit, 1875, from Japanese yen, from Chinese yuan "round, round object, circle, dollar."
"sharp desire, hunger," 1906, earlier yin "intense craving for opium" (1876), from Chinese (Cantonese) yan "craving," or from a Beijing dialect word for "smoke." Reinforced in English by influence of yearn.