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Fishermen net bag with Y11 mil off Iwate coast

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Could be a money laundering scheme by the yaks...and the boat owner gets a cut...you never know.

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Maybe although cruel, if they trawled some more they might have found the owner, and could have brought the owner back for a proper funeral. I would think lots of bodies are still being found. RIP

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I think cactus Jack is onto something - sounds suspiciously like the Yaks money. I doubt anyone will step forward - so I also hope it all goes to those battling fishermen who are probably struggling to survive after the disaster.

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Wow...I would have to give them big credit for turning in the money. Personally, I would probably would have killed the crew and kept the cash for myself. Later I would write a book and screen play, and then make a movie about the whole incident.

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It's ~$150k USD, Yaks wouldn't waste the time to of waiting over 6 months and they've much easier ways (snack bars) to laundry such a small amount. This was just some very upstanding citizens that didn't give in to temptation. I wish I could say the same if I found a bag like that, but not likely...

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The nation has won praise for goodwill and honesty for reporting the found cash.

So true - I'm amazed by the actions of people affected the earthquake - so heartwarming.

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Nothing but praise and admiration for the fishing crew who found this money, it is indeed a heartwarming story. If no owner comes forward to claim the cash then the crew will have a deservedly earned windfall

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"No one is going to throw this kind of thing away on purpose"

It happens all the time in Japan.

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You almost never hear about bags of cash being found outside Japan, I wonder why that is.

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I found a bag of 8 million in a disabled toilet a few weeks ago, but handed it in. Happens all the time here.

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Back in 1980, a truck driver found 100,000,000 YEN stashed in a furoshiki in Ginza, and since no one claimed the money, he got the money after 6 months. He did have to pay 34,000,000 YEN in taxes though. The guy who found the money died in 2000.

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Oh, that explains where my missing Y11M went! Hey, it's mine! :-)

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I once found a wallet packed with 10,000 YEN notes in the toilets of Narita station. There was the I.D of the owner inside along with business cards of him, so i called him directly and returned the wallet without involving the police. My biggest reward of that was the smile of gratitude along with some Japanese kashi i got from his granddaughter. If the money is not yours and you didn't work to earn them, then its just not right to keep them.

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It's not what you do when everyone is looking that counts, its what you do when no one is looking that reveals the true person.

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Zichi, yes CHARACTER COUNTS, I heard this on AFN AM Radio Eagle 810, yes character counts, so if you find some thing that is not yours give it back to me ok??

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@Vernie Jefferies

Wow...I would have to give them big credit for turning in the money. Personally, I would probably would have killed the crew and kept the cash for myself. Later I would write a book and screen play, and then make a movie about the whole incident.

This comment made my night!! ROFLMAO~~~ Like Vernie, I'd probably have the whole crew killed as well, their corpses thrown overboard and kept the cash.... LOL Just kidding!! (^A^)

All jokes aside, there's no way I would kill another human being(s) over money. The owner most likely died a very horrible death by drowning or worse.... I could never sleep at night If I did that.... so NO!

I'm very glad they did the right thing and turned the money over to the authorities. Bless their hearts.

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@Antonios_MO

I once found a wallet packed with 10,000 YEN notes in the toilets of Narita station. There was the I.D of the owner inside along with business cards of him, so i called him directly and returned the wallet without involving the police. My biggest reward of that was the smile of gratitude along with some Japanese kashi i got from his granddaughter. If the money is not yours and you didn't work to earn them, then its just not right to keep them.

Exactly! Well said, my friend~

@CrazyJoe

Back in 1980, a truck driver found 100,000,000 YEN stashed in a furoshiki in Ginza, and since no one claimed the money, he got the money after 6 months. He did have to pay 34,000,000 YEN in taxes though. The guy who found the money died in 2000.

34,000,000 in TAXES?? Now that's some BULLS#IT!!!! If I was in his place and have found that money, No thanks, they can keep the money permanently...I mean If after 6 months the owner is nowhere to be found and they want to give it to me, fine, but to deduct such HUGE amount in TAXES? for what? nah, they can keep it. (^_^)

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@zichi, always appreciate your positive responses to serious and not so serious problems as this may or not be. I look forward to your next post.

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I enjoy reading articles like this.

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I lost my camera on Yamate dori on the 16th October. It had many beautiful pictures of my 5 year old and 2 year old daughters in it. I reported it to the koban immediately, and within 15 mins had riden my bike along the path to check for it. I took the last picture as we left the park. It hasn't been returned, which really surprised me after 20 years in Japan.

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Waiter, what's the catch of the day?

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@ LuckyLangers - sorry to hear that. There are honest and sadly dishonest people in EVERY country. Lost my wallet with 4-Man and credit cards, gaijin card etc outside a conbini a year ago. Went back 10 mins later and it was gone - the Koban or city office never found any trace of it! As I said, there are good and bad everywhere. Glad these fishermen were normal, decent folk and I hope they get their share of it (minus the govt. 30 percent tax on their find as CrazyJoe points out!) if the owner doesnt claim it.

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