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Japan Coast Guard arrests Chinese fishing boat captain in Japan’s EEZ

  • February 2, 2019
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NHK reported online on Saturday evening that a Chinese fishing boat was spotted in Japan’s EEZ southeast of the Ogasawara Islands on Saturday morning. It was ordered to stop by a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat to undergo inspection for possible violation of Japan’s Sovereign Right for Fishery Act, but it fled. After a two-hour chase, the captain of the Chinese vessel was arrested and other crew members were questioned.

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