• Kyodo News


A newborn baby girl was found abandoned Tuesday morning in a garbage pickup area on the first floor of a condominium in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, police said.

A 33-year-old man discovered the infant, believed to be 5 to 7 days old and weighing about 2,000 grams, at around 7:30 a.m. on top of a bag of garbage. She was in a paper bag, naked and wrapped in a bath mat, they said.

She was suffering hypothermia, but her condition was not life-threatening. She will need to be hospitalized for about two weeks, they said.

The man heard the baby crying while he was cleaning the sidewalk in front of the condominium. The man took her to a nearby hospital and contacted police.

Investigators believe the baby’s mother abandoned her.

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