Golden gifts: Tsunami Hit Japan Porton February 22, 2013 at 7:28 am
Packages containing gold bars started turning up in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi region, about 10 days ago. Two tsunami support groups and the fish market have been given 2kg of gold each. In all, it is thought to be value at least $250,000.
The 9.0-magnitude quake which hit Japan on 11 March 2011 and the massive tsunami it generated killed almost 19,000 people and triggered a major nuclear accident.
More gold bars were sent to other area organizations. They were mailed from Nagano, northwest of Tokyo, in packages which contained only the word “assistance” on the inside.