The United States dollar/Japanese yen currency pair denotes the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen and expresses it as the number of Japanese yen needed to buy one U.S. dollar.. For example, if the USD/JPY exchange rate is 115.00, it means you need 115 yen to buy one U.S. dollar. In this pair, the U.S. dollar is the base currency, and the Japanese yen is the quote currency. The Unicode code point is U+00A5 ¥ yen sign (HTML: ¥ ¥). Additionally, there is a double-width character (￥) at code point U+FFE5 ￥ fullwidth yen sign (HTML: ￥ In the block "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms") for use with wide fonts, especially east Asian fonts. The Japanese Yen is the currency of Japan. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Japan Yen exchange rate is the JPY to EUR rate. The currency code for Yen is JPY, and the currency symbol is ¥. Below, you'll find Japanese Yen rates and a currency converter.