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Y3.7 bil in cash brought to Tokyo police as lost and found in 2017

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Nope, finders keepers in my book. Unless there's some identification I'd never hand it in.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

I would rather turn it in and wait. Perhaps, someone, somewhere is looking an undisclosed sum of money and needed it for their families.

BUT, if they don't claim it within 90 days, it mine now. :)

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I found two 1000 yen notes on the roadside in November and handed them in. The paperwork took 5 mins at the local koban, then I spent another 5 minutes at the lost property office to claim them three months later. Very straightforward process that I've done a few times, and it always seems to delight the coppers at the koban when I hand in notes or a wallet.

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Nope, finders keepers in my book.

The law book says otherwise. That’s theft.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

I handed in a wallet once and refused to accept any potential windfall, but

In case the finders decline to own the money even if its owner is not found, the sum will become part of local government revenues.

... in that case I’ll be acting differently next time around. Better it go to charity etc.

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I was once eating at Jolly Pasta.

After exiting, I found 400.000 Yen in a an Armani mans hand bag.

It was laying right up against the concrete tire stopper upside down.

No ID. I took the bag in to the Koban. Filled out the paper work. (5 min).

Never heard anything ever again. Did not go back to follow up either.

My Japanese wife said better to leave it alone if they did not call you back.

Some thing like Yabun abunai ka na....??? She said.

Let your imagination ponder on that.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Correction.

Meant to say- Tabun abunai ka na. She said ---Sorry..I always wondered what happened with that freak find.

Guess I will never know being 8 years ago.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Slickdrifter - Glad you clarified that, I was wondering what yabun meant!

The police should have asked you whether you want to be contacted by the owner or not.

Basically, you have two choices - you are eligible for a reward from the owner if they contact you (I once found a Louis Vuitton wallet full of credit cards and about 40000 yen and was sent 10000 yen and some posh biscuits by the very grateful owner), or you do not give any contact details and get no reward.

They don't offer the third option of giving contact details so that the owner can thank you but no reward required, which I would have preferred.

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@cucashopboy seems like you are one lucky guy!

I found two 1000 yen notes on the roadside in November and handed them in. The paperwork took 5 mins at the local koban, then I spent another 5 minutes at the lost property office to claim them three months later. Very straightforward process that I've done a few times, and it always seems to delight the coppers at the koban when I hand in notes or a wallet.

> Basically, you have two choices - you are eligible for a reward from the owner if they contact you (I once found a Louis Vuitton wallet full of credit cards and about 40000 yen and was sent 10000 yen and some posh biscuits by the very grateful owner), or you do not give any contact details and get no reward.

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I had my wallet and cards taken at an Onsen right from my room. They also took family panties which were worth more than the cash. Reported to the police and offered a reward. Was never contacted.

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zatoizugoodo

Nope, finders keepers in my book. Unless there's some identification I'd never hand it in.

But if it is your money, you would be screaming blue murder, and accusing the person of theft.

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