Tuesday, February 17, 2015

US$48 Million

I just read one of the strangest, most uplifting stories in a very long time. In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that savaged Japan, the Japanese people had returned almost US$48 million in cash! 

Most of these items were found in wallets and safes in the aftermath of the twin tragedies and the Japanese promptly return the items to the authorities when found. Now I know of the Japanese reputation for honesty, but US$48 million? That's something else. I mean people who found the items even refused to collect the money when the owners can't be found!

That's just something that's not going to happen in Singapore, and Singapore's not unique. I think in most of the world, returned items will not even come close to US$48 million. So bravo Japan; well done! 

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