8.Do you know "Hasegawa Tameharu"?
Born in yamaguchi prefecture. He had been working for the Mint for 43 years since he joined the Mint in 1870: real Mint staff. He contributed much to the stipulation of Coinage Law and expansion of the coinage production capacity as well as electrification of energy during his terms of general-director's office. His bronze statue was erected to praise his outstanding achievements inside the old front gate in the Mint premises.