Mysterious Gift Might Smell Fishy
Kunio Suno, the president of a major fish market in Ishinomaki, Japan was greatly surprised when he received a package labelled as “miscellaneous goods” containing two 24-carat gold bars weighing about 1 kilo each. Back in 2011, Ishinomaki’s fish market was completely destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that wreaked havoc on most of northeastern Japan. The gold bars are imprinted at the top with the words “Credit Suisse,” and the return address on the package was marked in Japanese only as “Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Support Society.” The package was reportedly mailed from the city of Nagano. The total value of the anonymous gift, which the market plans to convert to cash and put towards restoration efforts, is estimated between $107,000 and $250,000 USD.