Suara.com – A British national named Anthony Tanaka was arrested by Japanese police for throwing a lunch container, aka bento, into a letter box.
Adapting Mothership Tuesday (30/03), 37-year-old Tanaka was arrested in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for violating the Japanese Waste Management Act.
In the regulation, Tanaka violates one of the points which mentions the prohibition of illegally disposing of personal waste.
Local media said Tanaka was arrested on the spot after throwing an empty bento container into the city hall street mailbox on Monday at around 2:20 p.m.
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Apart from the bento, he also reportedly threw away chopsticks and empty plastic drink bottles. The Tokyo Reporter reports that Tanaka denied the news. He mistook the mailbox for trash.
Surprisingly, a similar incident was reported to have occurred from December 24, 2020 to March 17, 2021.
Postal officers found trash dumped in a mailbox in Kamakura seven times, with three incidents occurring in the same mailbox where Tanaka was arrested.
Mainichi reports that more than 150 mailings have been “confirmed to be dirty or stained with food as a result”.
According to Sora News, violations of Japan’s Garbage Management Act could potentially result in a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 500,000 yen (Rp. 90 million).
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