Reblogged from Golden Age of Gaia
Golden Gifts Sent to Tsunami-Hit Japanese Port
Golden gifts sent to tsunami-hit Japan port
BBC News, Feb. 16, 2013
The recipients of the gold bars say: “We very much appreciate the donation. We will never waste it”
People in a small Japanese fishing port that was devastated by the 2011 tsunami have been receiving gold bars in the post from an anonymous benefactor.
Packages containing gold bars started turning up in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture, about 10 days ago.
Two tsunami support groups and the fish market have been given 2kg (4.4lbs) of gold each. In all, it is thought to be worth at least $250,000 (£161,000).
The phenomenon has been dubbed a “goodwill gold rush” by one newspaper.
The 9.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Japan on 11 March 2011 and the massive tsunami it generated…
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