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A former postal worker in Japan is facing charges after around 24,000 undelivered postal items were found at his home in Kanagawa, in the Kanto region.

According to local media, the items dated back to 2003.

The 61-year-old man was fired by Japan Post last year after the issue was discovered and has been referred to prosecutors. He faces a jail sentence of less than three years, or a fine of 500,000 yen (approximately £3,400), if convicted.

As for the reason, the man reportedly said that it was “too much bother” to deliver the items and that he did not want to be seen as less capable than his younger colleagues.

Japan Post apologised and pledged to deliver all items to their intended destinations.

Source: The Guardian

Header image: Kentaro Toma

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