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.
Shaken by the fallout from a new scandal involving grand champion Harumafuji, sumo's elders would still prefer to handle crises internally - and punish those who break ranks. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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.
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