29 Sep '11, 6am

'I have no future so let the people of Tohoku use it': Donor leaves $170k in Japan public toilet for disaster victims

TOKYO (AFP) - An anonymous donor has left a wad of cash worth S$170,262 in a public toilet in Japan, with instructions it be used to help victims of the March earthquake and tsunami, an official said Thursday. A plastic shopping bag, containing 10 million yen (S$170,262), was found on September 22 in a toilet for disabled people in the city hall of Sakado, a commuter town north of Tokyo, a city official told AFP. The city will give the money to the Japanese Red Cross if the anonymous donor doesn't reclaim it within three months, city spokesman Masumi Sekiguchi said. She said a hand-written note was attached to the cash, reading: 'I'm all alone. I have no future so let the people in Tohoku use it.'

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