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Hokkaido Boy Left in Mountain By Parents Found Alive After 6 Days

Offbeat  (tags: safe, Japan, missing boy, found )

- 1080 days ago -
A missing boy was found alive in northern Japan on June 3, six days after his parents left him alone in a mountain as punishment for his misbehavior, police said.


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Nicola F (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 2:18 am
Wow, brilliant news. I thought he was a goner. Ok, let's prosecute the parents now.

Animae C (508)
Friday June 3, 2016, 2:24 am
Thank goodness!!!
That poor child, imagine the fear he experienced being in the wilderness for 6 days!!!
Yes let's deal with the idiot parents now!!!

Thanx Naoko

Rose B (141)
Friday June 3, 2016, 4:38 am
Shame on his parents

Past Member (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 5:07 am
Thanks Naoko for a dangerous adventure with a happy ending. Close call. Mercy came from the stars.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 3, 2016, 5:41 am
Excellent news.

Donna T (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 7:09 am
thank you

Maggie D (69)
Friday June 3, 2016, 11:23 am
I'm so glad he's safe. Now his parents need to pay all the expenses incurred by the government in finding him and be charged with child abandonment and endangering the life of a child. Thanks, Naoko.

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 3, 2016, 1:23 pm
God bless this poor little boy. I dearly hope his parents are being charged.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday June 3, 2016, 2:53 pm
I don't know what charge would be appropriate, because I don't know enough about Japanese legal codes. But I'll bet they have something. Or will come up with something. I also don't know enough about Japan to know what will happen to this child if his parents are locked up. Though I would be interested.

Connie O (45)
Friday June 3, 2016, 3:28 pm
Unbelievable! He seems to be a smart little boy with his wits about him. One lucky boy!

Jeanne Peters (0)
Friday June 3, 2016, 7:05 pm
What a horrible story. What were they ever thinking of?

Julie W (33)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 2:50 am
The whole story is that they left him for a few minutes, came back and he was gone. Japanese parents are very strict, and this is probably not considered abuse in Japan.

The parents have suffered enough - they are embarrassed and truly sorry (according to the article I read elsewhere). I'm sure they have learned a lesson from this and won't be doing anything like that again. Isn't that the most important thing?

Naoko i (257)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 4:14 am
Although I'm a bit suspicious myself (if the parents, especially the father, is regularly "too strict" to the boy) I don't think this is considered a case of abuse in Japan. Or the boy is taken from the parents.
Still, the father needs to learn some parenting skills that are more kind and reasonable.
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