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Y20 million in cash found at garbage collection site at hot spring resort in Ishikawa Pref

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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.

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Can't they check with the local bank about the money? They must have a record of someone taking out 1 million yen in cash over x many years or 20 million all at once?

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The old newspaper could also date when the money was taken out.

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Finders keepers, losers weepers! If I found that money it would not be on national news, if you get my drift.

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dementia.

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It's mine, I left it at that onsen a few years back when I stayed the night there with an old GF.

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@zatoizugoodo: actually finders keepers is not the law (as much as it sounds like it should). If you "find" something and then the person that loses it identifies you as having it, it considered stealing.

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after 3 months you can get 50% if not traced or claimed. many times i find things, but always refuse.

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Onsen ... probably someone forgot part of his gambling winif onsen hotel.

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after 3 months you can get 50% if not traced or claimed. many times i find things, but always refuse.

No, you can receive 100% of what was found. There is no 50% limit.

Can't they check with the local bank about the money? They must have a record of someone taking out 1 million yen in cash over x many years or 20 million all at once?

It is not the job of the police to find the owner. It is the owner's responsibility to notify the police of anything lost.

Literally millions gets lost here every year, and it would be poor use of police time and man power to try and find the owners of lost items or money.

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Yak onsen?

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i often don't care about dumped gabage ,i think sometimes sorting out gabage trash is bit of exercise and i will try it sometimes in my area.

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Its Mine I put it accidently in the Garbage instead of the Fridge as the Money was hot Straight from the Laundry

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Onsen hotels are used as illegal gambling arenas. Careless income handlers often lose some but not in this scale. I think top man himself mishandled.

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