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More than 100 Y10,000 bills found in Yamanashi recycling plant

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More than 100 10,000-yen notes were found in a garbage recycling plant in Yamanashi Prefecture on Wednesday, police said Thursday. A male employee, 29, working the night shift, discovered a large amount of 10,000 yen bills among the collected garbage at the plant in Fuefuki City.

Police said there were over 100 bills, some of which were tattered. The bills were found on the belt conveyor used to sort the trash, and were included in trash that was transported by a garbage truck from outside of the prefecture.

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And he did not keep it for himself? Wonder if it was dirty money. lol.

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It is actually a crime in Japan to keep even a 100 yen coin that you might find left behind in a vending machine. You are expected to hand it in to the police.

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recycling in action...

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I always wonder why I never get a chance of coming across such a stash of cash. I guess desk work is less rewarding in one way or the other. Mmm.. maybe changing my occupation to would do the trick.

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Not keeping something you find is weird

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it may be weird to you but its just an honest desire, to reunite the cash with its former owner,to a large number of people(alas a decreasing number but still meaningful)

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Hellhound quote: "Not keeping something you find is weird"

Aren't we the weird ones who are brainwashed?

"Finders keepers, losers weepers", eh? A good Western precept, that one. Justifies dishonesty. Justifies theft. Then we come to Japan and find ourselves amazed at certain evidences of public virtue, where people are generally loath to touch something that may belong to someone else.

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japanese are mostly honest ppl...

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After 6 months, if nobody claimed the money, all the amount would automatically go to the person who found and reported it the police... That's how it goes here in Japan.

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I believe it may have been here in the States, but grandma was holding a house cleaning and one of the kids took an old mattress to the dump and later it was revealed that grandma had stashed over a million dpllars in the old mattress and the search was on, but strangely I have heard nothing about where that million went.

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That was in Israel and these is still no money. someone found it and did not hand it in. I wonder if the Japanese guy would have called the cops in if it was 1,000,000 dollars worth of yen.

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why can't i find something like this?

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My step-son (a native of Russia) found a $100 bill on the ground on the way home from the school bus. Both him and my wife (also from Russia) were aghast when I said we must turn it into the police. Both of them were convinced the money would be pocketed by whichever officer took the report. In Virginia, they hold the property for 90 days before the finder can come claim it. 90 days later I took him to the Police Property Storage building and he got the $100 back. I was actually proud of our police force and my step-son got a lesson about cops not ALL being corrupt.

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We were in a small store in Ishikawa Ken run by an elderly Japanese lady. I was amazed when we saw money all over the store. People were walking in, leaving money and taking the product they purchased while the lady was in the back room. When she came out, we took her around the store to collect her money. It was quite an unusual experience.

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