An 11-year-old girl who had been missing since Saturday in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been found, but has been unable to shed any light on her disappearance, police said Wednesday.
Police said Michi Shinozaki showed up at a koban (police box) in Chigasaki, 20 kilometers away from her home, at around 4 a.m. Fuji TV reported that the koban was empty at the time and the girl used the phone linked to police headquarters to call for help.
Police said the girl was unharmed, but tired. They asked her if she was hungry and she said no. She was wearing a black sweater, shorts, black tights and sneakers when she was found.
Police told reporters that she kept saying she couldn't remember anything or she didn't know when asked where she had been for the past four days.
Police gave no further details of what happened to her, whether she had been kidnapped, got lost or run away from home.
Accompanied by her parents, Michi was taken to a hospital for a medical checkup on Wednesday morning, police said.
About 250 police were mobilized on Tuesday to search wooded areas near Shinozaki's home. She had been playing with a friend at her home until 4 p.m. Saturday. After that, she went for a walk with her dog. When the dog returned home alone 40 minutes later, her father went out to search for her. He notified police at 6:40 p.m.© Japan Today