5 x 5: Japanese boy lost & found, newborn found dead & more stories

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.

1) Japanese boy missing in bear-inhabited woods found alive

A 7-year-old Japanese boy who was missing for almost a week after his highly intelligent parents abandoned him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment, has been found alive.

via Todayonline

via Todayonline

Here’s the father, Takayuki Tanooka, making a tearful apology.

And that folks, was how Yamato Tanooka became known as Baby Bear Grylls, Asian edition.

2) 12-year-old who helped accident victims gets award

12-year-old Ashvin Gunasegaran received the SCDF’s Public Spiritedness Award after he offered to help victims involved in a road accident while walkng home from remedial classes. A crowd had gathered after 2 vehicles collided at the junction of Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Ring Road but instead of rendering help, some passers-by decided that using their mobile devices to take photos and videos of the scene was more appropriate action.

via TNP

via TNP

3) POTUS to host PM Lee and IT’S A BIG DEAL

“Singapore will be only the fifth Asian country to have a leader honoured with a state dinner during the Obama administration and the only one from South-east Asia.”

via Straits Times

via Straits Times

Huge. Enormous. Massive.

4) Newborn found dead in MRT toilet

A newborn baby was found dead in the first floor toilet of Tampines MRT station. Sad news.

via Todayonline

via Todayonline

5) The NTUC Fairprice rat saga continues

(Featured image via Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News)



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people’s affairs.


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