• Kyodo News


The number of lost articles found and reported to police last year surged 36.3 percent to about 17.34 million from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday.

The amount of cash found and reported fell 2.2 percent to about ¥14.2 billion, of which ¥9.7 billion was returned to the owners and ¥3.8 billion given to the finders, the agency said.

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