Body of newborn boy found abandoned in Chiba park


Police said Saturday that the body of a newborn boy was found abandoned in a park in Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, the infant's body was found in Taibusamisaki park at around 11:15 a.m. on Friday. TBS quoted police as saying a park maintenance worker discovered the body while picking up leaves.

Police said the dead infant was concealed under a a semi-transparent vinyl tarp, wrapped in a white blanket. The child's umbilical cord was still attached.

Police said they using park surveillance camera footage to try and identify who brought the baby to the park.

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So sad, so many parents cannot have children. Yet, some cannot help but have, then do not want. To throw away a life is unconscionable. At least give the child a chance for adoption.

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Life starts from the moment of conception. Too bad child adoption is almost unheard of here in Japan.

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100% agreed CrazyJoe. Japan is actually a dangerous country to be a foetus in.

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I don't know if Japan has a law written to provide a safe alternative to abandonment for parents who feel they cannot cope with a newborn baby because that would offer a safe haven for newborns. A Save Abandoned Babies Foundation is completely confidential and have volunteers to help desperate parents save their babies. They understand the need to protect their identity and privacy. I hope that the day comes when Japan might be able to establish such a beautiful foundation to save precious babies.

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Here's a graph of child adoption (minors) from 1948 to 2003.

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how incredibly sad...

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No room at the inn.

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I hope the newborn didn't have to suffer for very long. We don't know how this happened or the circumstances surrounding this case, but this is terrible nonetheless.

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This is NOT ONLYSAD but just so SICK!! Poor innocent little baby, but what kind of an idiot fool gets pregnant and can do this to their OWN BABY!!??

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what kind of an idiot fool gets pregnant and can do this to their OWN BABY!!??

Plenty of "idiot-fools" can get themselves knocked up. It is the then abandoning the baby (which if you are leaving it alone in a park in December lets be honest here is nothing short of murder) that I cant fathom. Leave it in a library or shopping center or anywhere warm where it will be found quickly and have a fighting chance at survival. Im sorry for whoever winds up in this situation but my sympathy dies at the point where they selfishly leave an innocent child to die while they breeze on with their own life as if nothing ever happened.

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Last week I made a point of this being a frighteningly-regular headline in Japan and got flamed for it (not in spite - it deeply concerns me).

Seriously, something needs to be done about this!

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Why crazy joe and homeland get a thumbs down? Did they strike a nerve? Nothing wrong or far fetched with what they said, spot on. I know the truth hurts.

Japan is a country where adoption is almost unheard of, and even when they do it, they talk about in whispers as if it's such a shameful thing to love a child that's not yours or didn't come from your body. Every child needs love and people, especially some of these young kids need to be educated that if you get pregnant and don't want the child, fine, then give it up for adoption, someone will eventually want it and they should also bring adoption out of the shadows and teach people it's ok to adopt and should be encouraged.

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Many orphanages in Japan accept newborn babies. I wish more people knew this. Then maybe these babies and their mother might have a fighting chance.

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Well said, bass4funk.

There was 'no room at the inn' because our convenient (read enslaved) modern lifestyle has divorced us from from the reality of our needs as gregarious, nurturing beings.

The brief experiment of 'company as nurturer' with graduation to grave care, failed miserably, and its half-assed, bipolar successor is much worse.

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mother has many option but leaving the baby on the park such a evil work ....

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