Monday, April 24, 2006
April 24, 2006 In The News
A Japanese man wept for joy this week when he recovered 5 million yen ($42,210) in cash his wife had mistakenly thrown out with the household rubbish.
The 35-year-old man had withdrawn the money from a bank account but, fearing it would be stolen, he hid it inside a refuse bag which he placed in a rubbish bin, Japanese media said.
His wife unknowingly threw out the bag, which was found last month at a refuse collection point outside an apartment building in Saitama, north of Tokyo.
Local police returned the money after the man was able to give details of the exact amount and where he had withdrawn it.
Many Japanese keep large quantities of money hidden in their homes and cash is often used for business transactions.
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Monday, April 17, 2006
April 17, 2006 In The News
Welcome back. Yukimi sensei and I have put together a little "Test Your English" exercise. We told you a story in Japanese and want to see if you can re-write it in English. Good luck and we will read the story in the beginning of next week.Click here.
Monday, April 10, 2006
April 10, 2006 In The News
Welcome back from a two week vacation. We hope everybody had a good spring vacation. Today we are talking about a very expensive hamburger and about bouncing a check. Check it out and if you have an experience where you were over charged for something, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org Click here.