The Japanese tsunami debris is still supposedly several months away from the West Coast but Gary Humfeld can't help but wonder if this water bottle might be from that catastrophic event. Gary found this at Manchester State Park beach.
We first need to determine if the characters are Japanese. When a large buoy was found a month or so ago, it turned out to have Korean characters on it. Here's the link to see that buoy and a smaller one found by Gary.
http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2012/04/16/asian-buoys-found-washed-up-on-manchester-beach-are-they-possibly-of-japanese-origin-and-from-the-tsunami/. And to see a lightbulb (!) that washed up on our Coast, here's that link: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2012/04/17/ushio-light-bulb-washed-up-at-manchester-state-beach/