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Japanese fishing boat seized in waters off Russian-held, Japan-claimed islands

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Russian authorities on Wednesday seized a Japanese fishing boat with six crew members aboard in waters off Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands, the Hokkaido government said.Six fishermen were on the vessel, which had been operating within 200 nautical miles of the disputed islands to catch codfish when it was seized, said an official at Habomai fishermen’s cooperative association in Hokkaido.The boat was inspected by Russian border guards and taken to a port at Kunashiri island, Kyodo news…



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