It seems the ongoing story of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that floated across the ocean, from Japan to Canada, has yet another new development. Harley Davidson Japan has said that they will ship the rusted bike back to Japan and give it a full restoration for the owner, 29 year old Ikuo Yokoyama, all at no cost. The owner, who lost three family members and his home in last year’s tsunami disaster, was found and tracked down by the license plate that was on the bike. When shown a picture, he said without a doubt that it, along with the cargo container it was found in, were his.
It is believed the foam lining in the walls of the container are what let it float all the way across the Pacific Ocean to western British Columbia, Canada, after being swept out to sea from northern Japan. The container was found on a remote beach by local Peter Mark, who then contacted the Japanese consulate in Vancouver, B.C., to let them know of the discovery.
Internet users on Japan’s comment websites have been hailing the action as an amazing gesture by the American company. One person wrote that this was a wonderful example of the “American way,” and is something that wouldn’t be possible by a Japanese company.
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