Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, said Tuesday that a newborn baby boy was left abandoned at the entrance to an orphanage early Monday morning.
According to police, the infant was found by a small group of children who live at the orphanage, TV Asahi reported. Weighing only 2,860 grams, the infant still had his umbilical cord attached and was wrapped in a jacket and small blanket, orphanage officials said.
Attached to the jacket was an envelope with a letter reading simply, "Onegaishimasu" (Please help) in katakana, along with 10,000 yen. The child was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.© Japan Today