Japan steps up patrolling after North Korea boats found on coast

North Korea ships

North Korea ships

Investigators found unused life-vests with Korean lettering and an empty cigarette pack of a popular brand in North Korea, the Washington Post reports.

A wooden fishing boat that disappeared after washing ashore in Akita Prefecture last week with eight North Korean men aboard has been found on the seabed, Japanese authorities said Tuesday.

The discovery of the "ghost ship" follows a string of similar incidents.

The wooden boat, which was spotted on a beach Sunday morning, may have come from North Korea, according to the coast guard.

Police said two cadavers were found in separate places on the edge of the surf on Sado island, which lies around 750 kilometres (450 miles) from North Korea across the Sea of Japan (East Sea). Satoru Miyamoto, an expert on North Korea, believes the fishing industry expansion by North Korea's leader to increase revenue for the military is leading to this. Two days later, a boat was found with four bodies. Numerous rescued survivors have requested to be returned to the mainland, meaning it is more likely these people are castaways and survivors of storms or other accidents.

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The skeleton-filled boat is reminiscent of other freakish cases of ships and debris washing ashore on Japan's beaches in recent years.

The 20-meter-long vessel was found washed ashore by the police Thursday night and eight men were detained.

The recent discovery of as many as eight bodies in one vessel recalls the arrival of more than a dozen ships containing bodies in 2015.

Tensions between North Korea and Japan have risen astronomically after the latter has adopted a firm stance against the Kim Jong-un dictatorship that has only strengthened since Donald Trump visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. They were later collected by another North Korean vessel.

About 30,000 North Koreans have defected since the devastating starvation in the mid-90s.

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Authorities have found four ships this month.

Choi Min-ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told CNN the use of human fertilizer on crops and poor sanitary conditions led to the transmission of parasitic cysts in North Korea.

"It is a vicious cycle that is hard to stop in North Korea".

North Korea suffered a devastating starvation in the 1990s which killed as many as 1 million people, and the United Nations estimates as much as 70% of the country's 25 million people still don't eat a "sufficiently diverse diet".

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