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Body of baby boy found at garbage dump in Yokohama

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The body of a baby boy was found at a garbage dump in Yokohama on Wednesday, police said Thursday.

According to police, the newborn infant’s corpse was found at around 9:50 a.m. by a worker who was sorting garbage at a garbage collection site in Hiyoshi, Kohoku Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said the corpse was inside a bag.  

The site is located near the confluence of the Tsurumi and Yagami rivers, and garbage collected from around the rivers is placed there. The area is surrounded by a wire mesh fence.

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Heartless mother.

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Heartless mother.

Heartless, indeed. I hope they find that person (mother, she's not) and send her to the authorities. That kid didn't deserve this.

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Make more baby hatches.

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Mother? We don't know who it was. It could have been the father. Yes, likely the mother but are you really sure?

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Chico3Today  08:40 am JST

Heartless mother.

Heartless, indeed. I hope they find that person (mother, she's not) and send her to the authorities. That kid didn't deserve this.

I know you guys are smarter and more socially aware than that and can use your heads a bit more or do a little research. Come on it's 2024 - there's no excuse for ignorance.

Of course, this is a horrific thing to happen but there's always something more behind it than this person is just 'bad/evil'.

A Japanese mother might secretly dispose of a deceased newborn due to the severe stigma and shame associated with unplanned pregnancies, compounded by a lack of support and fear of legal repercussions. Additionally, mental health issues such as postpartum depression or extreme stress can drive her to make desperate decisions in an effort to conceal the situation.

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Whilst the mother might have serious mental health issues, this is unforgivable, you just do not throw a new baby in the trash....disgusting. But spare a thought for the poor worker who discovered the baby, this will haunt him for a long time.

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opheliajadefeldtToday  12:35 pm JST

Whilst the mother might have serious mental health issues, this is unforgivable, you just do not throw a new baby in the trash....disgusting. But spare a thought for the poor worker who discovered the baby, this will haunt him for a long time.

Forgiveness is a personal decision. It's understandable to feel a struggle to step back and consider the woman's circumstances. I can forgive anyone once I understand the circumstances that led them to take that step.

The act of discarding a dead baby is shocking and heartbreaking, but the reasons behind it can be complex and deeply rooted in fear, desperation, or mental illness.

Consider the circumstances—was there a lack of support or a desperate situation? While the act is serious, forgiveness might be offered in the hope that the person seeks help and doesn't repeat it.

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I truly wonder how many more cases of babies literally bring thrown out with the garbage there needs to be before the Japanese government installs easily accessible baby hatches in all prefectures and implements Safe Haven laws.

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purple_depressed_baconToday  05:59 pm JST

I truly wonder how many more cases of babies literally bring thrown out with the garbage there needs to be before the Japanese government installs easily accessible baby hatches in all prefectures and implements Safe Haven laws.

Most women in such situations are better at concealing the infant's body.

It's not more baby hatches; Japan needs better support for Japanese women.

Get rid of the cultural shame and stigma of getting pregnant and procide comprehensive education for young women.

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Where are the daddies of these babies

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