The body of a man police believe may have come from North Korea washed up on the coast of Oga in Akita Prefecture, police said Monday.
According to police, the body was found by a ferry captain at around 2 p.m. Sunday, floating 100 meters off the coast of Oga. TBS reported that the man was described as 162 cm tall, carrying a metallic box containing photos of Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung, former leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Police say the body was in an advanced state of decay and that the man was dressed in the same orange survival clothing as another body that washed up in Niigata Prefecture on Saturday.
Authorities said they will carry out an autopsy to discover the exact cause of death.© Japan Today