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N Korean boat captain charged with theft of items from isle

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By Mari Yamaguchi

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Good. A thief is a thief. Now let him enjoy true Japanese hospitality from inside a prison cell.

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I think it’s proper for the captain to be going on trial for this. It’s clear the crew’s actions went far beyond what was necessary for survival in an emergency situation. And it’s a humanitarian gesture that the other crew members are being allowed to return home, with only the sprain going on trial.

Meanwhile, yesterday yet another boat washed up in Sai, in Aomori Pre. This one with four corpses aboard.

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What a POS!

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Casual impulsive stealing is bad enough, but this was a pretty thorough ransack of the place, and when caught they tried to dump the heavy stuff overboard. They then tried to escape and finally when caught the captain tried to resist arrest. This has ticked all the wrong boxes for him.

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Wasn't there an article a few prints back where a North Korean sponsor in Japan was going to pay for the items stolen since they are not allowed to send money back into NK.

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Prison sentence in Japan or death sentence upon arrival in NK. I'm sure the former sounds much better for him

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Just sell oil to NK so they can go fishing and feed their people.

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repatriated via Beijing after they expressed a desire to return home.

Good Lord, even they know our economy is crap.

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Perhaps as part of his punishment once convicted, he should be made to go round all the pro-North Korean schools (before they close down) and tell the pupils what life is really like in the workers paradise!

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