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Body of newborn baby girl found on Shizuoka shore; 20-yr-old mother arrested

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Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman after the body of her newborn baby girl was found on the shore at Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Monday morning.

According to police, a man discovered the infant's body about 100 meters from the water's edge at around 7:20 a.m. TBS reported that the infant's body was naked and wrapped in a blanket.

Police said it appeared the infant had been dead for less than two days and added that an autopsy will be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.

The infant's mother, Yukino Osabe, works as a shop clerk in Numazu. Police said she has admitted to dumping the body late Sunday night.

Osabe was quoted by police as saying, "The child was born at my house, but I couldn't possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child, so I threw her away."

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“The child was born at my house, but I couldn’t possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child, so I threw her away.”

Threw her away! you selfish witch! I seriously wish you to burn... how are you even a human!?

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I'm surprised that killing and dumping your child's body in the ocean is a much better option than your friends and family knowing you have a baby. I don't get it and I don't want to understand.

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The child was born at my house, but I couldn’t possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child

, Yukino Osabe, works as a shop clerk in Numazu

she didn't think friends/family noticed she was pregnant? how?

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As sad as it is for a young woman to throw her baby away, it is much sadder that she lives in a society that is so superficial that she felt she had no choice than to hide the pregnancy and dump the baby as if it were trash.

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“The child was born at my house, but I couldn’t possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child, so I threw her away.”

Wow, I'm at a loss for words!

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As sad as it is for a young woman to throw her baby away, it is much sadder that she lives in a society that is so superficial that she felt she had no choice than to hide the pregnancy and dump the baby as if it were trash.

This happens at times in pretty much every society.

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Time will come that she'll miss her baby so much that....haunt her for the rest of her life.

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Nobody to talk to?..no books to read on her situation?...I hope she wasn't a victim of rape or incest.

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Unbelievable......................except this happens a lot here.

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Should this even be illegal, really?

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She is lower than bacteria an pond scum. She needs to spend her life in jail to really think of her total disregard of human life.

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Another day, another dead child at the hand's of their mother. Japan, wake up and start supporting women and their kids!

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@fishy

she didn't think friends/family noticed she was pregnant? how?

Actually, that is quite possible. My pregnancy was barely visible to such an extent that my husband tried to "console" me sating we'd make him/her "bigger" after birth... Our son weighed 3600gr and was the biggest baby at the hospital !

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"I couldn't possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child", but not the police?

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You threw her away?!!! What a disgusting way of saying that. And yoir saying that family didntbse that you were pregnant for months, it would be kinda hard not to notice. Young women like her need to start owning up and taking responsibility for there children.

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I guess we are all a reflection of the society we live in. I do have some sympathy for people in her situation, I think people sometimes don't think straight in certain situations.

Also, before we criticise her quote and call her a monster, please understand that the authorities in Japan are very quick to come up with a theory of the case and they put it to the suspect in questioning quite aggressively. I wouldn't be surprised if the questioning went something like this:

Police: Was the child born at your house, but you couldnt possibly let your parents or your friends find out that you had had a child, so thats why you threw her away?

Girl: ....Unn...

Keep this in mind whenever you read quotes from suspects, they are not verbatim quotes as most people would expect.

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Did Osabe Yukino go to her koban and confess she threw away her child? Just wondered how she came to be arrested... good detecting? Surely fingerprints were not lifted from the blanket and even if they were viable, Japan doesn't have a database of fingerprints of its citizens. Or did the media blitz set her off on a guilt trip?

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poor little girl. My heart breaks for her few hours of life.

My heart also breaks for the single mothers who struggle against the Japanese "single mothers are scum" mentality. It is incredibly hard. They work hard and bring up their children. They love them. They do well.

My heart does not break for this mother. She is, in fact, a selfish piece of crap. I wish they could do to her what she did to that defenseless little girl.YES it was unplanned, YES it would have upset your life, and YES what would your friends and family have said... but it didnt mean you had to murder her. Just leave her at a baby hatch, a police box, a hospital. Give the child a chance at life. Just because you gave birth to her and didn't want her, didn't mean the only option was to kill her.

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Or did the media blitz set her off on a guilt trip?

Doesnt seem the sort of person that would suffer a guilt trip to me. Whats surprising to me in this case is that she has freely admitted what she did, instead of the usual "the baby was born dead" claims. Poor little mite didnt stand a chance.

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It amazes me that these people never think they are making a bad situation worse.

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Another case of mabiki which is as accepted as suicide as a solution to 'problem' lives.

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I don't think she had said this in English. So perhaps the translation is a bit harsh? Still to throw your baby away? That's a cold, heartless and insane way to live your life. She will suffer forever in her own hell.

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Something is deeply wrong with society.

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As this type of situation seems to happen more and more, these women/girls need more education and resources available to them. If the population is decreasing and the government is encouraging people to have kids, why not make more baby hatches than the one we know about and/or easier ways for those in Japan who can't have kids to adopt. This day in age in Japan, life is way to precious.

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What kind of excuse is that?? Learn how to keep your legs closed and maybe you wont have to deal with it. Such a disgrace that the infant had to suffer. R.I.P.

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What drove Yukino Osabe?!

Dishonour, shame, unworthiness, the mounting panic, sudden overwhelming fear of being 'discovered', the sleepless nights and irrational behaviour, this is par for the course if high school students don't live up to family expectations.

Yukino Osabe wicked act of ruthlessness will be sternly punished and rightly so. What sort of environment drives such callous behaviour, to have such utter contempt for the life of her own newborn child? Partner? Boyfriend? ...it must involve astonishing acts of deceit to distract attention away from the signs of pregnancy and act of giving birth.

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I think they need more baby hatches. Right now, i guess there is still only the one in Kumamoto. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_hatch

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I'm so sad to hear this news...

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please give it to me... poor baby... :(

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Having a child is a blessing and definitely not a curse. She must be lucky to have one. Other married couples are doing everything just to have one. RIP to the poor baby girl.

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RIP little one, wanted to write a big rant but.......

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The child was born at my house, but I couldn't possibly let my parents or my friends find out that I had had a child, so I threw her away

How do you think they feel now, stupid?

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