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Japan files protest with DPRK over ship collision

  • October 8, 2019
  • , NHK digital
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NHK reported online that in response to the collision yesterday between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing boat within Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodged a protest with the DPRK through the Japanese embassy in Beijing. The broadcaster said Japan lodged the protest on the grounds that the incident is serious in view of North Korea’s growing illegal fishing in Japan’s EEZ. According to the network, the crew members of the Japanese patrol vessel told agency officials that the two ships collided after the North Korean vessel suddenly closed in on the Japanese vessel after they warned the North Koreans to leave the area.

 

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