Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka is feeling better. The Japanese boy was released from hospital. The severe punishment by his parents caused worldwide outcry after they had abandoned him in a forest.
Japanese police say they are not treating Yamato Tanooka's case as a crime and will instead refer it to social services. The boy's parents had abandoned him on Hokkaido Island as punishment for misbehaving.
Rescuers have located a seven-year-old boy who was reported missing for a week in a Japanese forest. His parents say they abandoned him on Japan's northern Hokkaido island as punishment for misbehaving.
A seven-year-old boy went missing in a Japanese forest after his parents made him leave the car as punishment. Rescuers used sniffer dogs and horses to comb the mountainous area, according to broadcaster NTV.
Residents foraging for seasonal bamboo shoots in northern Japan have been ignoring official warnings to avoid a mountainous area. This after bears are believed to have killed four people in the area recently.
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