remember how the japanese didn’t loot and pillage after the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster? well, now they’re showing off again:
“The earthquake and tsunami that walloped Japan left much of its coastline ravaged, but left one thing intact: the Japanese reputation for honesty.
“In the five months since the disaster struck, people have turned in thousands of wallets found in the debris, containing $48 million in cash.
“More than 5,700 safes that washed ashore along Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coast have also been hauled to police centers by volunteers and search and rescue crews. Inside those safes officials found $30 million in cash. One safe alone, contained the equivalent of $1 million.
“The National Police Agency says nearly all the valuables found in the three hardest hit prefectures, have been returned to their owners….”
gotta love the japanese! they are pretty awesome. (^_^)
despite all the honesty flowing around everywhere in japan, they don’t seem to trust banks very much (not that i blame them!):
“The stashing of cash in safes isn’t a unique problem in Japan, where many people prefer to keep their money at home….”