Incident in the Waters Surrounding the Northern Territories in which a Japanese Fishing Boat was Fired upon and Seized

August 30, 2006

The meeting was held on August 30 from 11:25 am to 1:10 pm on the Hokuomaru, a fisheries patrol boat that belongs to the Hokkaido Government. After the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan received Mr. Haruki Kamiya and Mr. Akiyoshi Kayamura, the two crew members of the fishing boat No.31 Kisshin Maru, from the Russian side at 1:40 pm. Unfortunately, Mr. Noboru Sakashita, the captain, and the vessel were not released at this time.


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