Japan coastguard searching for 12 North Korean missing fishermen

Vastavam web: Japan’s coastguard said today it was searching for 12 North Korean fishermen missing after their boat capsized in high seas.Three of the crew have already been rescued and returned to North Korea in line with their wishes, the coastguard said.The coastguard rescued three men clinging to the hull of the upturned boat.
These men reported that they were part of a crew of 15, prompting Japanese authorities to start a search operation for the missing people.”They have told investigators that they were on their way home after working,” the spokesman said of the rescued men, without giving further details.Japan and North Korea have tense relations, with Pyongyang routinely issuing verbal threats as well as firing missiles near or above Japan.
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