Japan disaster relief effort boosted by 'goodwill gold rush'

Anonymous donor from north of Japan sends six gold ingots worth £160,000 to Ishinomaki, where 3,000 people diedAn anonymous donor has sent gold ingots worth at least £160,000 to survivors of the March 2011 tsunami in north-east Japan, as the region prepares to mark the second anniversary of the disaster.The gold bars began arriving in the town of Ishinomaki, where 3,000 people died and more than 40,000 buildings were destroyed, earlier this month. A group supporting the town's reconstruction and the head of the local fish market were among the...

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Published By: Guardian World - 7 days ago