The Saitama prefectural government said Thursday that a bag containing 10 million yen and a note on it reading "For the people of Tohoku" was found in the restroom of a municipal building in Sakado on Sept 22.
The Sakado city council has decided to give the money to the Japanese Red Cross if no one claims it within three months.
According to NTV, a worker found the money in a plastic bag with the note attached to it, inside a toilet cubicle for disabled people on the first floor at about 1:45 p.m. on Sept 22. The note, handwritten in black, said: "I'm all alone and don't have a future, so please send the money to people in Tohoku."
Sakado city officials reported the matter to police who said that the money could not be treated as lost property since it was obviously left in the restroom on purpose.© Japan Today