Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Associated Press: Japanese boat seized by Russia off Sea of Japan

"TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese fishing boat carrying 10 crew members was seized by the Russian coast guard Tuesday off Japan's northern coast.
The crab fishing boat No. 38 Yoshimaru was caught at night off the northern coast of the Noto peninsula in an area believed to be outside Japanese territorial waters, Foreign Ministry official Kotaro Otsuki said."

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