Eight North Korean fishermen wash ashore in Japan

North Korean boat that brought eight fishermen to Akita vanishes

North Korean boat that brought eight fishermen to Akita vanishes

Japan's coast guard on Saturday found the body of an unidentified man that's surmised to be from North Korea, according to reports.

Akita prefectural police found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that suspicious men were standing around at the seaside in Yurihonjo town. Police said a wooden boat was also found at a nearby marina. They are not expected to seek asylum.

North Korean boat that brought eight fishermen to Akita vanishes

Police took them into protective custody, where they were being questioned with the help of interpreters. They identified themselves as North Koreans who were fishing before the boat broke down and washed ashore.

Japanese media reported that the men were apparently fishing for squid.

Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts for second time in a week
Indonesia lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent volcanic and seismic activity. These events occur after the volcano has resumed its activity in September, forcing then 140,000 people to flee the area.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference on Friday that the government will "respond appropriately".

A North Korean soldier dramatically defected to South Korea last week after being shot and wounded by his country's military as he dashed across the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone between the two countries.

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That could have forced index-tracking and rating-constrained funds to sell more than $10 billion in debt, analysts have predicted.

Japan's Coast Guard found a dead man Saturday along the oceanfront of Sado island that is surmised to be from Korea.

The coast guard rescued three North Korean men on November 15 from their capsized boat along a Japan shorefront.

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More recently, though, Baker played a mysterious character known as the Curator in 2013's " The Day of the Doctor ". The recorded footage was previously released in 1992, with linking narration provided by Baker.

The waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula are a rich fishing ground and dozens of North Korean fishing vessels wash up in the Sea of Japan every year.

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