A shopping bag containing 40 million yen has been found in a restroom at city hall in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, officials said Saturday.
According to NTV, a janitor found the black shopping bag in a public toilet at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. Inside the bag was a letter to the city's mayor and a bundle of wrapping paper containing 40 million yen in cash.
Hachinohe officials said that the letter read, "I wish to give 10 million yen each to the people of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in the hopes that it will help," NTV reported. The letter was signed "Tohokujin" (Tohoku person).
City officials are currently corresponding with the appropriate authorities in order to carry out the donor's wishes. One told reporters, "There are some amazing people out there. I'm sure this will really help."© Japan Today