Missing Hokkaido boy leaves hospital, ending 10-day drama

Jun 7, 2016

Missing Hokkaido boy leaves hospital, ending 10-day drama

A 7-year-old boy who survived for nearly a week after being left by his parents on a Hokkaido mountain road was discharged from a hospital in Hakodate on Tuesday, capping a 10-day drama that captivated Japan and sparked a national conversation about child discipline. ...

Jun 3, 2016

Chronology of events related to missing boy in Hokkaido

May 28, around 12:30 p.m. — Yamato Tanooka, 7, his parents and sister leave their home in Hokuto, Hokkaido, for a park in Shikabe. Around 5 p.m. — Parents tell Yamato to get out of car, leave him on mountain forest path in Nanae. ...