On occasion we have mentioned the difficulty of how currency fluctuates. The dollar as been at record lows against the yen this year which has put pressure on many missionaries in Japan. We thought since this first quarter of 2012 there has been a significant change we would update everyone on the yen to dollar rate.
To put the fluctuation in perspective on January 1, 2012 $1 was worth 77.1 yen. At some points in the past three months the exchange rate was as low at $1 being only worth 75 yen. The good news is we are now between $1 equally 82-84 yen! Although many long time missionaries laugh at our excitement seeing the dollar gaining strength is exciting!