A newborn girl, with her umbilical cord still attached, was found by the side of a narrow road in Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Tuesday morning.
A woman who lived nearby was quoted by police as saying she heard what she thought was a baby crying at around 6:30 a.m. and went outside to investigate, Fuji TV reported. Her family brought the naked infant inside and called 110.
The temperature was about 12 degrees at the time and the woman said the baby had turned a purplish color. The child was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.
Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and find out who left the baby by the side of the road.© Japan Today