Man finds Wallet, returns and sues owner wanting Reward. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, even if there are some people who want to say the opposite, compared to the cases that occur in other countries, Japan is very safe.
For example, if you forget something somewhere, chances are good that you will come back later and find your belongings there, but there is a law in Japan that is really strange, see this case here.
Man finds Wallet, returns it and sues owner wanting Reward
A 70-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against another person demanding a reward for finding and returning a wallet containing 430,000 yen (£4,974.20).
Now comes the detail, the person who found and returned the wallet is entitled to a reward under Japanese law, which says that the owner of the lost item must pay an amount equivalent to 5% up to 20% of the value of the lost item to whoever found the item. . If within 3 months the owner does not take the item, someone else can keep it.
According to the claimant, the man found the wallet with the money and the phone number and on the same day he returned it, the owner a man in his 50s. The man who then found the wallet did not receive a thank you or reward and is now suing the owner of the wallet.
The man who found the wallet wants 86,000 yen (R$3,195.34), at the first hearing the owner of the wallet said he would pay the reward and the two parties reached a settlement of 70,000 yen (R$2,600.86), the wallet owner then finally thanked the man.
He said he was too busy with work to get in touch with the man who found his wallet to thank him.