N. Korean boat skipper 'charged over Japan theft'

N. Korean boat skipper 'charged over Japan theft'Japanese prosecutors reportedly charged a North Korean fishing boat captain for theft on Thursday, accusing him of making off with items ranging from home appliances to solar panels. The 45-year-old was among 10 North Korean “fishermen” spotted aboard a tiny wooden boat struggling in bad weather off the northern island of Hokkaido in late November. Some of them admitted to “taking out” some electronic products from a remote Japanese island where they landed briefly to take refuge.

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