By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan – some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board – raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges. The coastguard has beefed up patrols in […]
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A number of small wooden boats have washed ashore recently, including some with dead bodies on board. The Japan Coast Guard says it is stepping up its patrols to guard against "suspicious boats."
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan's outlying islands on Saturday, an official said.
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation they are rickety North Korean vessels that have strayed dangerously far from port under the impove...
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s coast guard on Thursday boarded a North Korean fishing boat near a Japanese island where the crew said they had taken shelter from rough seas, the latest in a series of North Korean vessels in distr...