High-Tech Japan Aims to Stop Counterfeit Banknotes
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:16 AM ET
By Tamawa Kadoya
TOKYO (Reuters) - Holograms and kaleidoscopes of shimmering colors will be part of Japan's latest hi-tech response to the growing number of banknote counterfeiting cases troubling authorities.

..."We have made these banknotes hoping they will be foolproof," Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said in August.

...While the BOJ may have hoped the notes were foolproof as well as in tune with the times, however, officials were left red-faced earlier this month when a stolen test print of the new 1,000 yen bill came up for auction on an Internet site. Source - Reuters

1. Nothing is foolproof in the hands of a fool; and
2. The next paragraph demonstrates just that. btw: Boogs, where were you on the day in question?