6. What is the difference between the Mint and National Printing Bureau? Do you produce banknotes in your mint?
Japan Mint manufactures coins. National Printing Bureau produces banknotes.
The government issues coins but the banknotes are issued by the Bank of Japan, an separate body of government.
Japan Mint engages in manufacturing coins, production of industrial metal art objects, certification of fineness of the metal ores and sales of commemorative coins etc.
National Printing Bureau engages in producing banknotes, postal stamps, postal cards, seals, government bonds and bonds etc.