Japan donor leaves 10 million yen in Saitaman toilet, money gift for Tohoku earthquake victims

By on Sep 29, 2011 in Asia, Lifestyle, World Comments

A Japanese donor left a bag in Saitama Prefecture, containing 10 million yen in cash with a note stating that the money for the victims of Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Tohoku region map
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As noted at Kyodo News on Thursday, September 29, 2011, the mystery bag was found late last week inside a toilet at the city office of Sakado and the owner was not known.

Apparently, the handwritten memo inside the bag noted that the 10 million yen ($130,670) cash, which was arranged in a 10 bundles of 10,000 yen each, is for the people of Tohoku region.

“I’m moved by the valuable offer made by a citizen. I hope that the donation will help the reconstruction in Tohoku.” Sakado Mayor Hitoshi Iri was quoted on reports.

“The money will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society if no one claims it within three months, its safekeeping period for items left behind.” Mr. Iri added.

Tohoku region is among the areas in Japan that was badly hit by the earthquake and tsunami last March, which took more than 18,000 lives and caused an alarm on the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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