An anonymous resident of Aomori City has donated 2 billion yen to the city, Mayor Akihiko Onodera said at a press conference on Wednesday.
The donation was made via bank transfer on Dec 28 after the mayor met the citizen on Dec 26, Sankei Shimbun reported. The mayor said the donor wished to remain anonymous. He said the donor asked that the money be used “to improve the life expectancy of the city’s citizens.”
Onodera said the money will be used to build fully-equipped sports facilities and promote dietary educational courses aimed at nursery and primary school children.
According to a national ranking of average life spans, Aomori Prefecture has continued to be the lowest for both men and women. Thus, Aomori City is focusing on improving its residents’ health to lift them out of last place.© Japan Today