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DPRK boat threatens Japanese Fisheries Agency vessel in Japan’s EEZ

Yomiuri led with a report saying that it has learned from multiple GOJ sources that a high-speed DPRK boat with an armed crew came close to a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol ship in Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on Aug. 23. According to the sources, several Japanese and North Korean fishing boats were operating in the area and the Japanese patrol ship instructed Japanese fishing boats to leave the area to avoid any risk. The Fisheries Agency vessel was operating in the region to crack down on illegal fishing by North Korean and other foreign fishing boats.

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