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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

South Korean fishermen kidnap Japanese!!!!

Yes, now the South Korean's are kidnapping Japanese citizens!
A South Korean fishing boat suspected of operating illegally in Japan's economic waters fled into South Korean economic waters around Tuesday midnight with two Japan Coast Guard officers aboard, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said Wednesday.

The fishing boat, suspected of fishing illegally in Japan's exclusive economic zone around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, was boarded by two coast guard officers. But the boat fled with the Japanese officers on board until it was stopped in South Korea's EEZ by its coast guard ship shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, he said.

At the present time, this is the only information we have. Will they be set free? Will the be kept and used to teach future Korean fishermen the arcane secrets of the Japanese Coast Guard? Only time will tell...

UPDATE: On a more serious note, Oranckay has an excellent post on this issue and on 'kidnapping' and 'detaining' as it relates to culture. Don't miss it.