In the age of the oil crisis in 1970’s, the Japanese government printed the oil ration token since the situation had been expected getting worth. The number of them was 7 billion. However, fortunately they didn’t need to use them, and kept the heap of token in the warehouse. Believe or not, that heap of token have being kept as they were since then for 30 years!!! The total cost for storing is over 1 billion yen (approximately 10 million $US) and they have kept paying over 70 million yen(7 hundred thousand $US) every year.
Finally, they decided to stop storing them and scrap that huge amount of token, which volume is over 50 thousand packs of cardboard box. Someone must be wondering if it’s possible to keep paper properly for 30 years. It IS possible, because they keep them in the warehouse having air conditioning system as fancy as a museum! Such a stupid, ridiculous, damn bureaucracy!!