Japanese officials rescue North Korean fishermen off the northwestern coast of the Noto Peninsula. Photo: AP

Can Japan stop ‘aggressive’ North Korean fishing boats in their tracks?

  • Coast Guard rescued 60 North Koreans earlier this week after sinking their boat about 350km off the Noto peninsula
  • Tough tactics have broad support – indeed, many in Japan have urged an even more ruthless approach
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Japanese officials rescue North Korean fishermen off the northwestern coast of the Noto Peninsula. Photo: AP
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement draws royals and leaders from 170 countries

  • Prince Charles, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohmmad bin Salman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan are expected to attend the Oct 22 ceremony
  • But South Korean President Moon Jae-in is likely to give it a miss, as Seoul and Tokyo are locked in a trade dispute fuelled by historical and territorial disagreements
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. Photo: Kyodo
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