There is a very odd Japanese comic called "Cromartie High School", about a school full of delinquents (a common premise for Japanese comics) who don't actually engage in any delinquency. A windup robot, Freddie Mercury from Queen, and a gorilla are members of the student body.
The reason I bring it up is that at one point, one of the classmates of Mekazawa, the windup robot, is complaining about the yen being so weak against most other global currencies (at the time it was about 90 to the dollar). And Mekazawa sits him down and explains that sometimes it is actually preferable to have a weak currency rather than a strong one; it all depends on how your economy is set up.
I told you it was very odd.