Week in Review: August 24 – August 30

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This week at the Current we traveled across the world to wondrous Japan, learned how to eat sushi properly, set off  on an educational adventure, and more! As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.



Japan was our Country of the Week. We examined the many unique periods of Japanese history, from the samurai to modern day. Explore that, as well as the country’s enthralling culture HERE.

With our Travel Guide we set off to the variety of destinations that Japan holds. From massive cities unmatched anywhere else in the world to beautiful landscapes – this island nation has it all. Read more HERE.

Our Currency Spotlight this week focused on one of the world’s most important – the Japanese yen. As the third most traded currency in the world, it’s impact can’t be understated. See more HERE.

How to Eat Sushi


There’s nothing better than eating sushi at the source in Japan. However, you have to be sure not to rub your hosts the wrong way! That’s why we put together a list of do’s and don’ts with regards to this Japanese delicacy. See what you should (and shouldn’t) be doing HERE.

5 Best Educational Trips


Every trip is a learning experience, but these might just take the cake. From ancient civilizations to fully immersing yourself in village life – these trips are sure to educate people of all ages. So take your class, kids, or yourself on any of these 5 educational trips, starting HERE.

Get Down to Business with FX 101


Foreign exchange is our bread and butter – so we want to make sure everyone understands it as much as we do! With all our FX 101 posts, you too can become an FXpert in no time! From the world’s most traded currencies to the question of why exchange rates fluctuate, start your FX crash course HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world in Headlines. This week there’s an oil swap between the US and Mexico, commodity prices are down, and much more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re back to the UK to visit the final of the four member countries. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.