Approximately 20 million yen in cash was found thrown away at a garbage collection site for a hot spring resort in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Monday, police said.
The discovery was made at around 7 a.m. on Monday when a woman in her 70s was sorting out trash at the garbage collection site of Yamashiro Onsen, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the woman, when she opened a discarded multi-tiered lacquer box, she found 10,000-yen bills strapped together in bundles of one million yen from a local bank. The money was wrapped in pages of an old newspaper.
Police said the 10,000 yen bills were old. If the owner does not claim the cash within three months, the woman will be allowed to keep it.© Japan Today