Japanese Boy, 7, Left on Mountain by Parents Is Found Alive


Takayuki Tanooka, the father of the 7-year-old boy missing since Saturday, bowed in front of reporters in Hakodate, Japan, on Friday after his son was found.

Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News, via Associated Press

TOKYO — A 7-year-old Japanese boy who disappeared nearly a week ago after his parents left him on the side of a mountain road to discipline him was found unharmed on Friday, the Japanese authorities said.

The boy, Yamato Tanooka, wandered onto a military base about three miles from where he was left on Saturday on the northern island of Hokkaido. He was found early Friday morning by soldiers on a training exercise, exhausted but apparently uninjured, the local police…

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