Other Considerations

If you found a lost property, file a report ASAP!
  • 1. Unless the finder of the lost property waives his/her right over the said item, the (original) owner must pay a fee equivalent to 5-20% of the value of the item, and the storage cost if requested by the finder.
  • 2. If the property was lost inside a facility, it may take 1 to 2 weeks before reported to the police.
  • 3. If you lost your property in transit, it may be reported to the nearest police station from the final terminal. In this case, you may be contacted by a different police station from the one that received the Lost Property Report.
  • 4. When a dog or a cat strayed, also consult with the prefecture and municipality, as the animals may have been taken in or to the shelters based on the Act on Welfare & Management of Animals.
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