$130K Japan Disaster Donation in Public Toilet

9/29/11

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers run a rescue operation in Kiho, Mie Prefecture, Sept. 5, 2011.

Photo: AP
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers run a rescue operation in Kiho, Mie Prefecture, Sept. 5, 2011.

A bag filled with over $130,000 in cash was deliberately left in a public toilet in Japan, with a note attached that it be used to help the victims of the March earthquake and tsunami.

The plastic shopping bag was found last week inside a restroom in government offices in the northern town of Sakado. The handwritten note instructed that the money go towards relief efforts in the northeast Tohoku region, which was devastated by the twin disasters.

City officials say the money will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross if the money is not reclaimed within three months.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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