Chinese boat detained for illegal fishing in Japan
BEIJING—Japan has detained a Chinese fishing boat and eight crew members for illegal fishing around Southwestern Japan.
The incident is not likely to spark a dispute as it didn’t occur in contested waters, but it comes as tensions have been rising over an island dispute that has raised fears of an armed confrontation between Beijing and Tokyo.
The fishing boat was detained Thursday off Nagasaki prefecture, hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from the disputed islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese.
A Japanese fisheries official in nearby Fukuoka confirmed the incident took place Thursday but gave no other details.
The Chinese government did not immediately respond to faxed questions Friday.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94