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My husband and I are Canadian citizens who were traveling in Japan for business and pleasure. On Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, we were with friends at the Morioka JR station. Upon leaving the JR office, I did not notice that my wallet was left open while I was walking toward the department store inside the building. When we were in the store about 10 minutes later, I noticed that my wallet was empty! Our friends were positive that someone would have picked up the fallen money and papers and insisted that we walk back to the JR office.

As we approached the JR office, one of the officers ran up to us and said he had been looking for us. He was carrying the money and paperwork in his hands! The money and papers had dropped little by little all along the hallway. He and another person had carefully picked them all up. I am most grateful and impressed by the people of Japan and, particularly, by the kindness and honesty of the people in Morioka.

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

karen tanino

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