A small boat believed to be from North Korea has wandered into Japanese waters, carrying three men and a dead body.
The Japanese Coast Guard said Saturday that the three men aboard the boat were in their care and were being fed and questioned. Other details were not immediately available.
Japanese media reports quoted the men as saying they had gotten lost while fishing and wanted to return to North Korea _ meaning they were not defectors and would likely be returned to North Korea, via China.
The reports also said the body that was aboard the boat was of a fourth passenger who died a few days ago while at sea.