Large sum of inheritance donated to help Deaf and seniors in Kamakura City

Junko Kato, a hearing woman aged 80, had died in the fire of her home in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture next to Tokyo, in December, 2007.

Her inheritance of about 128 million yen was donated to the city on December 22, 2009.

Junko had lived with her elder sister, Miwako. She died in March, 2007, and Junko inherited her legacy.

Junko made the will of the properties including the land, the checks, etc. in October, 2007, saying that all the properties would be used to help the Deaf and the seniors living alone." She died two months later.

Mayor Takashi Matsuo commented, "We will consider the use of donation that meets Ms. Kato's dying wishes".

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