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Japanese donor leaves $518,000 in a toilet for the four prefectures affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami


A donor in Japan left 40 million yen ($518,000) in cash in a toilet at Hachinobe City Hall in Aomori prefecture together with a note saying- let the people of the four prefectures affected by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami use 10 million yen ($130,000) each. In accordance with the Japanese law, the officials will hold the cash for three months after which time the city will be entitled to claim the cash if the rightful owner does not do so. After the officials will send the cash to Fuksushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures.


The Government Officials requested people not to leave money in a toilet as it was likely to be stolen. They should contact the city government if they wished to donate money.