This year, 18 North Korean crew members have landed on beaches in Japan, the highest number in the last five years. Those doubts were fanned last month when Japan’s Coast Guard discovered a North Korean boat anchored near an island off Hokkaido. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyUnder United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea, the country cannot sell seafood abroad. In past cases, the Japanese Red Cross has helped to return remains to North Korea. “They are humans just like us,” said Mr. Kojima, who said the temple usually takes in two or three sets of anonymous remains of North Korean fishermen a year.
Source: New York Times December 07, 2017 12:00 UTC