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Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container

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Police in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, said Sunday that the body of a newborn baby boy was found in a trash container on the premises of a resort hotel.

According to police, the infant was found by an employee at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday in a large trash container at the Yukai Resort Nanki Shirahamaonsen Shirahama Saichoraku, Kyodo News reported. The employee called 110.

Police said the infant was dead when they arrived. The baby was naked and wrapped in a towel.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. They added they will check all guests and examine surveillance camera footage to try and determine who abandoned the baby’s body.

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Another one? That’s like one every week over the past few months. Are abandoned corpses counted in the national murder statistics?

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What is the value of life in Japan?

It doesn’t appear to be high…

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I’m sure they’ll be counted in the national murder stats. You need to get perspective. It’s a country of 120 million people. The number of baby- abandoning cases in not particularly large.

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Another one? That’s like one every week over the past few months. Are abandoned corpses counted in the national murder statistics?

And why would you assume they are murders? If you have followed along here for any length of time, abandoning a corpse does not automatically mean the person who died was murdered, in fact the overwhelming majority died of natural deaths.

I’m sure they’ll be counted in the national murder stats

Why? Why assume it's a murder?

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Meiyouwenti - I’m sure they’ll be counted in the national murder stats. You need to get perspective. It’s a country of 120 million people. The number of baby- abandoning cases in not particularly large.

Not large? Compared to what? Are you another who bases their opinion solely on the US? How about the hundreds babies abandoned in the baby hatch? Do you include these is in your opinion? Or, do you not count them because they aren’t dead? What do you consider an acceptable number of babies dumped in the trash?

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Yubaru - Why assume it's a murder?

Oh yeah, I forgot. New born babies often commit suicide. (Roll eyes)

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Again?!

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"LindsayToday  08:13 am JST

Yubaru - Why assume it's a murder?

Oh yeah, I forgot. New born babies often commit suicide. (Roll eyes)"

The Baby could have been stillborn. Thus making it not murder

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Somebody needs to be held responsible for it, but they obviously need help as well.

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Religious institutes in Japan should have a warm baby box at the front door opening for mothers who are forced to abandon their baby for some reason or other.

The baby's life will be saved and a loving family or couple could be found to adopt the baby and offer the baby love to grow up. It will benefit the baby and make the adopting couple or family happy.

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But hey, let's talk about why there should be no more than ONE baby hatch in the entire country, shall we? Come on, obviously this baby was better off with its mother, right?

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Sad and Sickening, but many mothers or women choose this option rather than raising a child as a single mom or having the family, the husband or any others find out.

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This is very sad.

Seems to be a common news story in Japan of late

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Again?!

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This is horrible, tragic and unacceptable. Feel such sympathy for the child.

BUT none whatsoever for the irresponsible headcases who commit such a crime. Such an atrocity.

Find these people and string them up high!!!

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ngfortheride - The Baby could have been stillborn. Thus making it not murder

Could have been is a very big ‘could’! I guess you believe in Bigfoot and aliens too.

It’s more likely she gave birth in a toilet, didn’t clear the airway and watched the baby die.

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Imagine the slow painful death of the newborn. Tragic, simply tragic.

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Seems to be a common news story in Japan of late

"of late"...? How "of late"? Mind giving us time specifics and statistics? Or is your comment based on subjective perception?

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Makes you wonder how many bodies aren't ever found.

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This is very sad! I will say a prayer for the deceased.

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RIP babies angel you were born with the wrong heartless mother.

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To not have the decency to give the baby up for adoption is sickening!!

This women is trash!!!!!

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To the mother: WHY did you have to dump your innocent baby like that?

If you didn't want the child (for whatever reason), then just leave the child someplace, use a payphone to tell the police that there is a baby there. At least the baby would have been saved. There are so many childless couples who would gladly take the child.

Now, all we have is a wasted life.

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"of late"...? How "of late"? Mind giving us time specifics and statistics? Or is your comment based on subjective perception?

Ok. Recently when I've logged into this site, there have been a lot of news stories of a similar theme.

Not a large amount of need for you to be so aggressive.

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Of course its murder, its a crime of who did it, its incredible the comments i get to read here, unbealivable. As if the baby goes from live to death and throw to the....without any other way possible. Call it mental health problem to a horrible crime to soften things, that is lack of education of morals, point the system and dearh penalty the criminals.

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Another one?!?!

Lack of sexual education, lack of values in young japanese, the shame culture and the stigma against single mothers (very strong in japanese society) are the main reasons.

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@kurisupisu I can look at your question another way. I can understand you are perhaps subliminally pointing the crime on a Japanese mother, but keep in mind there are foreigners that also live in Japan who may have or could have done this horrific crime also. Just because the baby was found in the trash in Japan doesn't necessary mean it was a Japanese mother it could have been a foreign mother/student who fell on hard times and just could not cope with becoming a mother. That could very well be the second part of your question about the value of life in Japan. I know the percentages of what we read here end up being a Japanese mother but lets try to keep an open mind until the real facts are proven.

What is the value of life in Japan? It doesn’t appear to be high…

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Peace on earth!

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