Thank you for being here.
Today, I'm going to talk about a next person for new bills.
The title is who's the next person for ￥10,000 bills.
Let's get started.
At first, I looked into conditions for portraits of bills on internet.
They are usually decided in the special meeting by representatives of the finance ministry, Japan bank and the Mint Bureau.
These are their three conditions.
The first is an internationally honorable person.
The second is that Everybody knows him or her.
The third is a high-resolution portrait.
It means that a high-resolution drawing can prevent a bad man making fake bills.
In addition, I googled the result of internet survey about who's the next person for bills.
The questionnaire reveals that Ichiro is the best, current emperor is the second, Ryoma Sakamoto is the third among people who are in their twenties.
As for thirties, current emperor is the best, the second is Ryoma Sakamoto, the third is Ichiro.
And among forties、Ryoma Sakamoto is the best , the second is Showa emperor, the third is current emperor.
Finally, let's talk about 60's, Shotoku Taisi is the best, Hideki Yukawa is the second, Sakamoto Ryoma is the second.
According to this survey, I will nominate Ichiro, current emperor and Ryoma Sakamoto as a candidate for new bills.
And also, current emperor is a great man. but this choice seems to be boring.
Finally, let's think of Ryoma Sakamoto.
He seems to be very popular for all generations.
Because he had beloved character. Allegedly, he was kind, gentle, brave and independent and he had an unique appearance like this.
And he was a hero of the last days of Tokugawa government.
However, he made a lot of great political achievements, he was assassinated by enemies.
That made him a hero of tragedy.
Finally, he has been featured in many TV dramas and movies so far.
That's why every Japanese is very familiar with him.
However, I will eliminate him from the candidate list.
Because he is not well-known globally.
I think almost all foreign people don't know him.
If so, who is the best?
What do you think of it?
My answer is Doraemon.
I didn't show the complete results of the questionnaire, Doraemon was nominated as a fifth rank among 40's.
Why did I choose Doraemon?
The reasons are that everyone loves Draemon.
And Doraemon is absolutely popular in many countries.
Doraemon animation series has been broadcasted in more than 50 countries.
Especially, he is very popular in Asian countries, such as China or the Philippines.
And he is a symbol or icon of peace.
He doesn't like any conflicts, and the stories of Draemon always have happy endings.
This is a new lineup for bills.
Goku is for ¥1,000 bills, Gandam is for ¥5,000 bills and Doraemon is for ￥10,000 bills.
Actually, two of them are not human.