A wooden boat washed ashore in Okinoshima. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Four North Korean fishermen wash up in Japan, suggesting international sanctions have driven them to desperation

  • These vessels, adrift in the ocean, have been dubbed ‘ghost ships’ by Japanese media
  • Coastguard reported 207 North Korean vessels found in Japanese waters in 2018, a sharp increase from 38 in 2016
Topic |   Japan

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A wooden boat washed ashore in Okinoshima. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun
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