Yamato Tanooka

A 7-year-old Japanese boy who was abandoned by his parents in bear-infested mountains was found safe Friday.

Yamato Tanooka was found "in good health" after spending 6 nights alone in the mountains of Hokkaido, Japan, according to People.com.

"A Self-Defense Force (SDF) official found Yamato while on a drill Friday morning.

Self-Defense Forces spokesman Manabu Takehara told AFP, "There was no conspicuous external injury, and the boy introduced himself as Yamato Tanooka."

Manabu Takehara said the boy "looked in good health" when he was found.

The child was fed a rice cake and a beverage before being flown by helicopter to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

Yamato told police he walked through the mountains to a metal hut on the military base approximately 3.4 miles northeast of where he went missing, the local Hokkaido newspaper reports. There, he found enough food and water to fend off starvation and dehydration.

More than 150 police, firefighters and rescue workers participated in the search for the boy on Mount Komagatake, the northern-most of Japan's four main islands.

Yamato's parents initially told police the boy was last seen picking wild vegetables on Saturday.

But after further interrogation, the parents admitted they let the boy out of their car and left him as punishment for throwing rocks at passing cars and at people.

They said when they returned "immediately" to the area, the boy was gone.

Yamato's father told a news reporter he was too afraid to tell the truth when he first contacted authorities.

His father recalled the emotional reunion with his son on Friday during a phone interview on TV Asahi.

"I apologized to Yamato," he said through tears. "First of all, it's really great he is safe. I can't find words. It's good." 

Contrary to previous reports, officials are considered filing child neglect charges against the parents, according to Kyodo News.

  • NOLAGIRL504

    Poor kid bless his heart.im happy he's safe.

  • melissaisasnob

    The boys does sound like a little bad ass. Throwing rocks at cars. But the punishment was severe. I'm glad he is safe. He was a resourceful little imp.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ? good thing didn't no ape get him #jk
    :kona:

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    I'm not versed in Japaneses law but I hope there are some consequences for the parents actions

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He will be impossible to discipline now.

  • ShWa

    SMDH.....

  • ShWa

    The ape would have taken better care of him...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Saddle down ???
    ???
    GM ?
    I'm thinking that he'll be on his best behavior now... Drive his lil butt byke past that drop-off spot every now and then Hmmmp ?? #playwitit ?

  • ShWa

    They should have spanked his lil bad ass then......

  • Low E. TUH!

    A 7-year-old Japanese boy who was abandoned by his parents in bear-infested mountains was found safe Friday.
    -
    BEAR INFESTED AUNTIE? THE MOUNTAINS CAN'T JUST BE HOME FOR THEM?

    KEE KEE

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hi ShWa, on this blog we do not encourage or promote child abuse. The parents were wrong to let the boy out of the car and abandon him in the mountains. But child abuse is not the correct option either.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    AND WE'RE OFFFFFF ??????

  • Low E. TUH!

    LIKE THE SCARY MOVIE VERSION OF THE BOY FROM 'THE GRUDGE'...BAD AF

  • SummerBaby

    I wonder if my son is too old for me to abandon in bear infested mountains. ? #iKid

  • Buttercup

    They took eagle parenting to a whole 'nother stratosphere.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Follow the rules in my house or go back to the metal shack? Strategically place rocks around the house? Tell him a fairytale about a little boy that got left in the woods? #HeIsScarredForLife

  • Buttercup

    I'm just saying, but I AM saying....

  • PettyEyezPrime

    bear-infested mountains
    *****
    I guess my apartment is human-infested

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :gossip: They probably gonna have Lil Man drive his parents out there AND LEAVE THEY AZZES ??? :kona:

  • Low E. TUH!

    “I apologized to Yamato,” he said through tears.
    -
    WHEN HE SAID IT WERE SUBTITLES NEEDED?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I would give him the "look" every now and again too ?

  • Soda

    He had food and water. This was an adventure.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I promise I would cry if they had to stay 3 days in that shack ?

  • Buttercup

    He's going to hold this grudge for a long time. He's going to make them sit in their feces when they're old and decrepit like Helen did Charles.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yes! Do it Japanese! ???
    :kona:

  • Sonya L Murphy

    stop it!!!!! had it been a Black family, they'd be "under investigation" Maybe we should move to Japan. glad he was found safe tho. lil boy sound like he bad as hell. throwing rocks an shYt! I cant...

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Every sAngle time he THINKS to try it he would see me packing a lunch for his "camping trip"

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    He old enough to remma for a long, long ass time. He probably isn't gonna need much discipline now. He got his whole entire little life together in them woods.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In America the boy would be taken from his parents for child abandonment. Yamato's parents got off easy.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Be like " DO we NEED to go for A RIDE ahgane?! Hmmm"

    ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He is ah praying lil man now EYE bet ???#winwin :kona:

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    "He had food and water. This was an adventure."
    -------------

    Agreed. He had six days to run free and explore the mountainside. Now he has stories to tell his friends.

  • Sonya L Murphy

    Exactlty!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You know what I meant.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    He had plenty of time to re-evaluate and rearrange his life and thought process. He got the ultimate cause and effect life lesson.

  • jussaying

    they need to charge the parents a fee for utilizing resources and time for a situation that they caused. glad the boy is safe; but a good ass whooping would have done wonders.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yes I know ??

  • Mystery User

    they don't whip their kids, the kill them...

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Morning yall
    See this is were discipline comes in at. From the BEGINNING! See parents sit and Kee Kee about little bad shyt they do when they little and be crying about the headache when they start to get older. THEN they want to do extreme ish to get their attention when the little corrections should have been made from the jump. Why is little KungFu bad? Remeber when he was telling you no when he was 1 and you juuuusst laughed? Remember when he was 2 and he was telling you Stop It and throwing little fits..and you giggled? How bout 3 when he would sling his plate on the floor and yell and scream cuz he didnt like what you made? You see the pattern? NAAH this little tyrant is making OTHER folks life miserable by throwing rocks..You want to teach him a lesson NOW? Man care yo backwards azz on and don't have nan udda kid...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You know what I meant, hun.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Petty?

  • Sonya L Murphy

    right! all he was missing was cable. he was straight. he sat and waited to be found thinkin I hope they lock my parents up for this mess!!

  • Just Keya

    So you left your child in some bear heavy woods? All to teach a lesson? Mind you I am for the teaching a lesson part, but they needed to find a better way to do it. Smh. Bet his little ass won't throw rocks anymore.

  • Mystery User

    I love my son so much. I would never do such a thing.

  • Just Keya

    Ju tells me no all the time. I kindly pay her no mind and make her do what I said. All little kids say no all the time. Because we tell them no all the time. Kids get older and do different bad stuff if you ask me. All the punishment in the world and kids are still bad. IMO. But throwing rocks at people and cars? He needed something done....not this though

  • PettyEyezPrime

    See parents sit and Kee Kee about little bad shyt they do when they little and be crying about the headache when they start to get older.
    ****
    PREACH,You can't start to discipline at 7. You got to correct it the 1st time they do it. Even if that's just saying no. If you do laugh (kids are funny) NEVER let them see you.

  • semaj24philly

    They should be because that's not a punishment.That is cruel & shouldn't be done to anyone.You have child pedophiles,serial killers,sadistic a$$ ppl & this is what u thought would be ok?!Suck a penis.Just how I feel today.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    @ jussaying, on this blog child abuse is neither encouraged nor endorsed by the Roses or blog owner.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    neither encouraged or endorsed by the Roses or blog owner
    *****
    The way you worded this has me in tears ?
    What would you suggest as punishment or form of discipline?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Time out

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Glad he's ok. He was probably acting up because he has idiots for parents.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    bear heavy woods
    ***
    ?? Morning Keya

  • Just Keya

    *makes a face* I tried that. It don't work.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Kids attention spans turn time out into TURN UP!

  • Nonya Bizness

    Good news. I'm happy he was found safe. I wonder if this will make the parents re think their punishments? I was "impressed" the dad fessed up and said he didn't feel right wasting police and community resources for a mistake he made. Hopefully he never forgets this mistake.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ?Yeah ok. Then he'll be throwing rocks at his parents.

  • Just Keya

    Morning!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I couldn't figure out why I was laughing.... That is why ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    And he'd be back in his lil metal hut too! ??

  • Just Keya

    Yes. They will sing and clap and all of that.

  • Vonn

    Japan is no place for black folks. They still cane people there & they are strict. We would have to send black ops to extract you.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Time out from me popping yew, right?! ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    UONEO that RIGHT now OUTSIDE is bird and squirrel infested/heavy ?

  • jussaying

    lmbo... child abuse is not the same as a butt whooping sandra. in the words of chris rock: knock out ya kids - it works LOL ;P.

  • jussaying

    lmbo... child abuse is not the same as a butt whooping sandra. in the words of chris rock: knock out ya kids - it works LOL ;P.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We is infested in this here Blawg tew yo ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We is infested in this here Blawg tew yo ???

  • nicelyput32

    ???

  • nicelyput32

    ???

  • Just Keya

    Listen....

  • Just Keya

    Listen....

  • mela.reign77

    So they put him out to wonder around as a form of punishment? That's iinsane, take away something but don't leave the baby out there like that. If that was here their butts would be in HOT WATER!!! Thank God he's okay! smh...

  • mela.reign77

    So they put him out to wonder around as a form of punishment? That's iinsane, take away something but don't leave the baby out there like that. If that was here their butts would be in HOT WATER!!! Thank God he's okay! smh...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Not if they kneeling on rice OR holding huge Webster dictionary out

    OH ??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Not if they kneeling on rice OR holding huge Webster dictionary out

    OH ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I HAVE REAL TEARS. I'm so happy he was found alive because the write-up and comments have me ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I HAVE REAL TEARS. I'm so happy he was found alive because the write-up and comments have me ??

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Bear heavy indeed is funny AF?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Bear heavy indeed is funny AF?

  • Just Keya

    Lmao. I hate y'all.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I put fear in before she 1 1/2 and they act fine for life lol

  • Just Keya

    Lmao. I hate y'all.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I put fear in before she 1 1/2 and they act fine for life lol

  • Just Keya

    Or facing the kona standing up with one leg up.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Then you be mad all over again telling them be quiet, no playing, sit still ?!!

  • Just Keya

    Or facing the kona standing up with one leg up.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Then you be mad all over again telling them be quiet, no playing, sit still ?!!

  • Just Keya

    Yes!!!! Because after you do all that and make them sit back down, because you know they get up, y'all BOTH been in time out for a half a damn hour.

  • Just Keya

    Yes!!!! Because after you do all that and make them sit back down, because you know they get up, y'all BOTH been in time out for a half a damn hour.

  • jussaying

    thank you for this. you need to indoctrinate them at an early age with a respect for others and to know their place. additionally, when you do administer a butt whooping or discipline them, it's important to explain to them WHY the behavior they are doing is wrong. there's a lot of parents [my aunt was 1 of them] who just be blindly issuing butt whoopings as a first defense against bad behavior and not explaining why they are in trouble. they don't learn or know what to correct if you just start yelling at them.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It has to be a lil fear

  • jussaying

    thank you for this. you need to indoctrinate them at an early age with a respect for others and to know their place. additionally, when you do administer a butt whooping or discipline them, it's important to explain to them WHY the behavior they are doing is wrong. there's a lot of parents [my aunt was 1 of them] who just be blindly issuing butt whoopings as a first defense against bad behavior and not explaining why they are in trouble. they don't learn or know what to correct if you just start yelling at them.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It has to be a lil fear

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Repeating over and over "I will listen and behave because I'm a child being raised" ?

  • That’s Interesting

    If he was throwing rocks at people, why did they think he would stay in place? They fed him a rice cake...lol. Thank God he was found alive. Throw the stupid parents in jail for attempted murder.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    PEP said his ass got scared straight on accident ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    To the person that just deleted their post:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Please do not hate yourself. That is apples and oranges & you were did something any of us would do.

    Please try to let that part go, as beating yourself up will hurt you more. Your baby loved you and still does. I'm glad that you got counseling.

    Thank you for sharing :hug:

  • SummerBaby

    This little dude is a survivalist. I'm curious to see how he'll turn out when he grows up.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Case study ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Who got the dictionary and encyclopedia's taking up 4 rows of shelves? The 1st time PEP7 saw a phone book her eyes got WIDE?I had to explain what it was. Now we have like 4 in my house because she thinks they're cool?

  • That’s Interesting

    So he didn't want them looking for his son just because he dropped him off in the woods???

  • http://Bossip.com/ ohplease

    That was the conclusion I came to as well. That little boy will be impossible. I wonder if he heard his parents and other people calling for him and he just got quiet and hid himself more.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We still have the "good" set ? from back when my Mom was in HS LOL.

    It came with the dark wooden two selfs. SharB ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EGGzactly!
    ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    he didn't feel right wasting police and community resources for a mistake he made
    ****
    That chile is in even more trouble. Got daddy out here wasting the people time because he didn't stand in the woods by himself when his parents pulled off? He wanted to be like Dora and Diego and explore ??(unsupervised)

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    He probably a Boy Scout Little League player

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Fancy Schmancy. My gma has them in the bottom of her closet. Said they didn't go with the decor in the living room ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Get them! Put them on display !

    They look so pretty to me! #nerd ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    New Post about crying Tamar

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He finna be Leader now!

    Congrats Yokomoto!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Chitttt really now
    Must be lil slow intern time ???

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yokomoto
    ***
    ?WHY!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    We're having too much fun in this post

  • PettyEyezPrime

    And mess up my theme, TUH! They're safe in the closet, right ?, no? Gma could take 1 for the PEPteam then ?

  • sunni_daze

    They pulled a Hansel & Gretel on that poor boy.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She tryin to Infest US upstairs and we happy here ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Twas that or Kwasimoto ???

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Exactly. It is important that the discipline fit the situation and the child understands why they are being disciplined.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Exactly. Because they associate that with good behavior. You send them to their room go in yours and laugh your azz off..when they get older tell them chile when you did XYZ I was so mad but it WAS funny.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    If Ju tells you No and you let her No stand, then you get bad kids. But the difference is that you still make her do what is required. Some parents laugh and allow them to continue their own thing. Not all kids are bad. They do curious to them, boundary pushing shyt because they are learning and we should encourage them when they are on the right path and discipline when they are wrong. Otherwise they will grow up with a warp sense of right and wrong.

  • n1kk1a

    Spanking is not child abuse.

  • Yoni

    What had happened? What I miss?

  • Yoni

    They would only be in hot water if it were an ANIMAL that they left behind. Kids get no love.

  • Yoni

    And kicking holes in my wall WHILE in timeout.

  • Yoni

    Eating bamboo and tea leaves.

  • mela.reign77

    True..

  • Empress

    He is a little champion. His parents are nuts, he was probably glad to get away. Room full of food and water!!! Hahaahaaa Side note: If this was a movie he would kill them all when he got home.

  • Empress

    I agree, problem is every culture and individual has a different view of what spanking is. Most people should try and avoid it if you can. Spanking doesn't work with oppositional defiant children, it makes them worse.

  • yallcrazy

    I know one thing...they bet not give that child back to the parents. They obviously don't know how to parent or discipline

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Some people do not have the emotional healing and emotional healthiness to have mature common sense to have a child.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    "They obviously don't know how to parent or discipline."

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Usually, it is. People rarely now how to give a proper spanking and how long it should last and what force to use.

  • BlueCandy

    Exactly, he came out of bear infested woods after 6 days, what kind of punishment can his parents give him now? Plus, he can always use "remember that time you tried to kill me?" on them ??

  • OvertheMississippi

    Hoax!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Wait...but the black parents whose little boy fell in gorilla pit is under some much right now, but what about these parents?!

  • Low E. TUH!

    ????

  • Taylordanes

    yes some peoples idea of spanking IS child abuse, however I believe there are other ways to get a human any age to respond other than spanking or harm!Why teach children that when they are wrong they get hit...it just is strange and not a great problem solving technique. In school I used to get paddled and figured the pain would go away after a minute or so.....it didnt stop me from talking...lol maybe I wasnt being beat bad enough

  • Taylordanes

    I know many black people living in Japan and other parts of Asia, many as teachers., they are doing well and love it!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's a joy to teach children who are motivated to learn. The American public school system is hopelessly broken, and Obama is more concerned with boys showering with girls. ?

  • okeydoke

    Dum ass parents. No discipline includes driving off on your son.

  • Cricket404

    I don't understand how 150 couldn't find someone 3 miles away. I walked a 5K in an hour, which is 3.14 miles. IJS.

  • Taylordanes

    very true! my babies will be homeschooled and traveling with me!!!!!

  • tintin

    HE'S GONNA GET A BUSS ASS. Asians stay beating their kids

  • Sonya L Murphy

    Jesus keep me near the cross!! LMAO Not Black Ops. I am so done.

  • Angela

    Since when has "spanking" become "child abuse"?

  • Empress

    When I worked in Child Services our County policy was changed to reflect cultural practices(such as spanking)that did not leave marks, bruises, welts, and did not involve objects such as extension cords etc. If every child was removed for spanking there would be a lot of children in group homes. When people hear the word "spanking" they can usually only relate to their own experience. So the couple swats on the baxide I got from my Gran Gran is very different from my friend's mother putting cans in a bag and hitting her with them. People will NEVER agree on spanking.

  • Empress

    When they try he will go back to that Cabin and chill for a few days.

  • Empress

    If the consequence is too far away from the behavior most small children won;t make the connection. More likely he thinks they hate him and wanted to get rid of him.

  • Empress

    My friend loves living in China, he said everywhere he goes they think he's Chris Brown. LOL

  • Vonn

    Hopefully they will not leave their kid in a bear Forrest or break the law & find out how they really feel about blacks.

  • hoochie?

    That kid's gonna be a beast. He's gonna Bruce Lee his dad when he gets older. I would!

  • ODB63

    I the US this kid would have gone straight to CPS and neglect ,abandonment and endangering a minor charges would have been filed against the parents.

  • Queen B

    Spare the rod spoil the child....... u can discipline a child/spank them without abusing them Sandra

  • bella28498 .

    Some Americans need to take note on how to handle their bad kids

  • Dr.Rue

    He's a cutie! Darn shame. Ppl are crazy...don't deserve to be parents.

  • S T

    I can't remember the name of the mountain, but there is one in Japan, referred to as "Suicide Mountain," where people who have shamed their family, themselves, their community, go to commit suicide. The mountain has dangerous turns and confusing terrain, that leads most to being lost, even if they hangs their minds about ending their lives. Different culture. But now, the city (where the mountain is located) is working to prevent such suicides, which have for generations been carried out in this particular mountain. Source: Viceland TV Documentary.

  • rodt

    if you can talk to the child then you dont need to hit him. you for sure dont leave them in the woods.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Bet he won't throw anymore rocks tho