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Five months the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ripped apart Japan’s northern coastline and people’s lives, and valuables washed have been returned to their owners. Since the disasters struck in March, Japanese people and search and rescue have handed in thousands of wallets and 5,700 safes found in the debris. A of $48 million in cash has been turned in to police stations across northern Japan. One safe contained a million dollars in banknotes. This is news for those reunited with their valuables who thought they had lost everything in the tsunami. It will help some their lives. It is also a fitting tribute to the of the Japanese people.

Japan’s National Police Agency says all the valuables found in the three hit areas have been returned to their . Police spokesman Koetsu Saiki from the Miyagi Prefectural Police explained the his officers had in reuniting the cash with its owners, saying: "The fact that these safes were washed away, meant the homes were washed away too. We had to determine if the owners were and then find where they had been evacuated to." He said that out who a safe belonged to was the easy as it usually contained bankbooks and other with names and addresses. One grateful resident, Torazo Chiba, 65, whose home was washed away by the tsunami said: "This has me to try hard again."K

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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