If you might recall just about 2 years ago $134 billion dollars in US Bonds were discovered being carried by two Japanese citizens traveling from Italy to Switzerland, at the border of the two countries.
The story hit for less than a week and disappeared.
I found this from a zerohedge comment and am reminding myself of the details now.
To put this in perspective, $134 billion is ~1% of the USA's gross domestic product for 1 year, and only 5 foreign countries, China, Russia, Japan, Brazil and the U.K., have this amount of bonds as part of their holdings.
Supposedly there is now a lawsuit in US courts involving this case and new information is forthcoming which will rock the financial (and thus real) world.