• Kyodo

  • SHARE

A Kumamoto hospital “baby hatch” where people can leave unwanted newborns has sometimes been used inappropriately, with one person leaving a child there in order to study abroad, a municipal panel of experts said Thursday.

Another parent left a child in the baby hatch at Jikei Hospital after finding it impossible to find a baby sitter during work hours, according to the panel.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW