After Japan’s Media said that envelopes containing 10,000 yen (US$82; EUR 60) bills and well-wishing notes have been discovered in municipal toilets, the national hunt has begun…
Local media have estimated that over two million yen (US$16,400; EUR12,000) worth of bills were found at men's rooms in city halls in at least 15 prefectures (states) in recent weeks.
Each package of 10,000-yen bills, some wrapped in traditional Japanese washi paper, was accompanied by handwritten letters that read "Please make use of this money for your self-enrichment," and "One per person," according to reports.
Officials are baffled over the identity of the benefactor or any motives, the reports said. Packages turned over to police were to be kept for some time in case someone claimed them.
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part