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Japan repatriates 3 North Koreans found in boat

Japan repatriates 3 North Koreans found in boat

Japan's Foreign Ministry says it has repatriated three North Koreans who were rescued from a boat in the Japan Sea.
The ministry says the three men were handed over to North Korean officials in China's northeastern city of Dalian on Monday after they said they wished to return home.
Japan's coast guard picked up the three men and the body of a dead man on Friday.
Japanese media reports quoted the men as saying they became lost while fishing and wanted to return to North Korea, implying they were not defectors.
Kyodo News agency said the body is being kept at a coast guard office.


Updated : 2021-06-19 23:57 GMT+08:00