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Japanese Yen to British Pound Sterling - Calculate Compare Save

JPY to GBP mid-rate = 0.006848

Right now the JPY/GBP market mid-rate is 0.006848 and represents ideally how many British Pound Sterling you can get for one Japanese Yen.

You can calculate equivalent Japanese Yen to British Pound Sterling currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for JPY to GBP transfers or buying GBP travel money.


Currency Converter JPY to GBP


1 Japanese Yen equals
0.006848 British Pound Sterling
1GBP= 146.0346 JPY

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3 Month JPY/GBP Chart
JPY-GBP 3 Month chart

Japanese Yen

British Pound Sterling

1 JPY 0.0068 GBP
5 JPY 0.0342 GBP
10 JPY 0.0685 GBP
20 JPY 0.1370 GBP
50 JPY 0.3424 GBP
100 JPY 0.6848 GBP
250 JPY 1.7120 GBP
500 JPY 3.4240 GBP
1,000 JPY 6.8480 GBP
2,000 JPY 13.70 GBP
5,000 JPY 34.24 GBP
10,000 JPY 68.48 GBP
50,000 JPY 342.40 GBP

Japanese Yen

British Pound Sterling

146.03 JPY 1 GBP
730.17 JPY 5 GBP
1,460.35 JPY 10 GBP
2,920.69 JPY 20 GBP
7,301.73 JPY 50 GBP
14,603.46 JPY 100 GBP
36,508.65 JPY 250 GBP
73,017.30 JPY 500 GBP
146,034.60 JPY 1,000 GBP
292,069.20 JPY 2,000 GBP
730,173.00 JPY 5,000 GBP
1,460,346.00 JPY 10,000 GBP
7,301,730.00 JPY 50,000 GBP

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Japanese Yen to British Pound Sterling (JPY-GBP) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the JPY/GBP exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour.

DateExchange RatePeriod
14 Oct 20180.0068011 Week
21 Sep 20180.0067961 Month
24 Apr 20180.0065686 Months
21 Oct 20170.0066791 Year
21 Oct 20160.0078762 Years
22 Oct 20130.0062835 Years
23 Oct 20080.00637210 Years

The three things you need in order to get a good JPY to GBP exchange rate

  1. Know the latest JPY/GBP market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for JPY/GBP Transfers and Currency Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from JPY to GBP.

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Sending JPY 100,000 to GBP

ProviderRatingFeesExchange Rate*Cost%
OFX logo OFX
¥00.006925£692.50 GBP1%
ジャスコ JUSCO  logo ジャスコ JUSCO
¥10000.006652£658.55 GBP5.85%
Average Bank Rate
Citibank logo  HSBC logo  ジャスコ JUSCO  logo 
¥150.006512£648.60 GBP7.28%
¥1500.006471£646.13 GBP7.63%
Citibank logo Citibank
¥120.006412£641.12 GBP8.35%
OFX logo OFX
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Price Details
Receive: £692.50 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.006925
(Inverse 1GBP=JPY 144.4043)
Fees: ¥0
Total Cost : 1% (from mid-rate: 0.006995)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/GBP=0.006925 and inclusive of the fee of ¥0.
Rate timestamp : 1:25 Local
ジャスコ JUSCO  logo ジャスコ JUSCO

Price Details
Receive: £658.55 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.006652
(Inverse 1GBP=JPY 150.3307)
Fees: ¥1000
Total Cost : 5.85% (from mid-rate: 0.006995)
£34 GBP less than using OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/GBP=0.006652 and inclusive of the fee of ¥1000.
Average Bank Rate
Citibank logo  HSBC logo  ジャスコ JUSCO  logo 
This is the average JPY to GBP International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

Price Details
Receive: £648.60 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.006544
(Inverse 1GBP=JPY 152.8117)
Fees: ¥15
Total Cost : 7.28% (from mid-rate: 0.006995)
£44 GBP less than using OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/GBP=0.006512 and inclusive of the fee of ¥15.
Rate available to HSBC Online Banking customers only.

Price Details
Receive: £646.13 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.006471
(Inverse 1GBP=JPY 154.5356)
Fees: ¥150
Total Cost : 7.63% (from mid-rate: 0.006995)
£46 GBP less than using OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/GBP=0.006471 and inclusive of the fee of ¥150.
Citibank logo Citibank
Rate available to Citibank customers via online banking.
Price Details
Receive: £641.12 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.006412
(Inverse 1GBP=JPY 155.9576)
Fees: ¥12
Total Cost : 8.35% (from mid-rate: 0.006995)
£51 GBP less than using OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate JPY/GBP=0.006412 and inclusive of the fee of ¥12.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Japanese Yen and British Pound Sterling

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the JPY vs GBP, you should pay attention to both Japanese Yen and British Pound Sterling news and forecasts.

Japanese Yen (JPY) - Market news and forecasts

The yen has fallen steadily against the US dollar since March. By October 1st, the day of this report, it had reached a ten-month low of ¥114, mainly as monetary policies in the US and Japan continue to diverge. The yen also fell to an eight-month low versus the trade deal-boosted Canadian dollar (¥89.17) but was largely unchanged in the March-September period against other major currencies.

With Japanese monetary policy remaining dull and extremely loose (Japan continues to pursue inflation via extremely low interest rates), the source of yen upside for the remainder of 2018 is likely to be restricted to possible event risk, which might come in the form of a no-deal Brexit, negative political developments in Italy or heightened trade tensions between the US and China.

In October, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands in an LDP leadership contest. Should Abe fail in his bid to secure a third term as leader (highly unlikely), the yen would gain on speculation of a change in economic policies.

In October, Citibank offered 6-12-month yen forecasts of ¥114 to the US dollar, unchanged on its rate at the time of writing, and ¥128 to the euro—¥131.3 as of writing.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Between April and August, the pound slumped as a “no deal” Brexit became increasingly likely. It fell 12 percent against the US dollar to $1.266 and by around 5 percent against the less volatile euro, to €1.10.

By early October, the British currency had made back around a quarter of the aforementioned loss against the dollar, to $1.31, and around half against the euro, to €1.139, but it remained vulnerable to Brexit-related news flow.

On the monetary policy front, the Bank of England finally raised UK interest rates in August, to 0.75 percent, but any support this lent to the pound at the time was limited due to suggestions from an outgoing member of the BOE that rates will need to stay low for two decades.

In October, Credit Agricole were still advising clients to “avoid GBP,” citing Brexit uncertainty.

In September, Citibank offered a GBP/USD 6-12-month forecast of $1.21.

Why can't I just get the same JPY/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The JPY/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the JPY / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

When you look up the current Japanese Yen to British Pound Sterling exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

Getting a great JPY to GBP mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our JPY to GBP currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Japanese Yen cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.