What prompts the Japanese to be so diligent in handing over items? Respect. Children are taught in school that returning belongings to police is part of their civic duty. It’s also law. The Amended Lost Property Act of 2007 mandates that lost items be turned over to authorities if the owner can’t be located. The same law also enforces a reward that’s a percentage of the value of the item if it’s reunited with its owner.
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WOW! This is something that “we” should import to the USA.
“Finders keepers; losers weepers” is the paradigm for the USA.
(Wonder why this was never addressed in Catholic grammar school that I attended? I remember other moral lessons.)
“Catholic school taught them that it was their obligation, and could even be a mortal sin, if you didn’t use all your talents to the greater glory of God.” — “Chapter Fifty — Samaritans going to Jericho / Monday November 5, 1962 – Church Day + 17 (continues)” CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 296
Perhaps it’s not to late to change that to Finders returners; losers grateful”?
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