Mailbox from tsunami-hit Miyagi town washes up in Okinawa
An orange Japan Post mailbox from earthquake-hit Miyagi Prefecture has been found off the coast of Okinawa almost two years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami took place.
The mailbox was found off the northeast coast of Iriomote by residents in December of last year, TV Asahi reported. The deputy chief of the Yaeyama post office, located in the Yaeyama islands, described it as “an extremely moving find.”
Post office officials said the letters inside the mailbox originated in the coastal town of Minamisanriku, which was one of the areas hit by the tsunami on March 11, 2011. Around 95% of the town was destroyed in the tsunami.
The mail is to be returned to the Tohoku branch office.