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'Ghost boats' full of corpses keep washing ashore in Japan

Fishing boats carrying corpses have been found washed up or floating adrift off Japan’s east coast. Up to a dozen ships holding more 22 corpses have been discovered in recent weeks.

The boats are suspected to be North Korean since some carry markings that show they belong to the country’s army units.

It’s unlikely the bodies belong to would-be defectors, who traditionally prefer an overland route into China or, if they choose to go by sea, stick to the coast and make for South Korea.

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