This interesting little factoid, dear listeners, is an extreme–but common–exaggeration. It showed up on digg.com this morning.
15 million Japanese No Longer Use Paper Money EVER
Today, however, for 15 million Japanese, paper money is a thing of the past, according to the Japan Research Institute. No longer solely used for online purchases, e-money, accessed via a smart card or mobile phone, has become a way of life for many consumers in Japan.
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