Japan message in a bottle washes up in Hawaii … 37 years later

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Tokyo (AFP) – A message in a bottle released 37 years ago by Japanese high school students has been found — around 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) away in Hawaii. Members of a natural science club at Choshi High School in Chiba, east of Tokyo, released 750 bottles into the sea between 1984 and 1985 to investigate ocean currents. The bottles — which contained messages in English, Japanese and Portuguese asking the finder to contact the sender — have washed up in places as far-flung as the Philippines, Canada and Alaska. But none had been found since the 50th bottle was discovered in 2002 in J…

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