Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Politics North Korean 'ghost ship' arrivals in Japan hit record 99 Most boats fishing illegally; Japanese industry demanding crackdown A North Korean wooden boat is towed into the port of Hakodate by a Japan Coast Guard patrol ship in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Dec. 9, after it washed up on Matsumae Kojima, a remote inhabited island.
December 27, 2017 12:44 JST | North Korea
TOKYO -- Suspicious wooden boats, apparently from North Korea, drifting near or washing up on the Japanese west coast have reached a record of 99 so far this year, according to the Japan Coast Guard.
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