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Japan dismisses N Korea's compensation demand for boat collision

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I suppose NK demanded compensation for the illegal catch of fish too!

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I suppose we can expect more missiles to land in the EEZ now as punishment...

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Good for them, about time they showed some backbone.

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An opportunity missed is an opportunity lost.

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Compensation for the sinking of a galleon ship!?

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An opportunity missed is an opportunity lost.

I'd say they hit right on target with their opportunity to tell North Korea to take their ridiculous demand and shove it. Nothing lost here except a decrepit old fishing boat lurking where it didn't belong.

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I'd imagine even in the worst case, that there are international rules of engagement which will determine the legality of the JCG's action in endangering the lives of fishermen.That they happen to be North Koreans doesn't make it OK . The proof of encroachment on Japan's EEZ and SOPs on contact. I reiterate, NK is no pushover, and like a few instances before, these " talks " are going to be held in camera.

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this story is there just to make out a bad image of north Korea.

this small anecdote should never reach the media , but japan want to point out the finger on someone to justify their increase of military system . North Koreans fighting for living VS arrogant Japanese marine, pathetic..

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Cogito Ergo SumToday 09:28 am JST

I'd imagine even in the worst case, that there are international rules of engagement which will determine the legality of the JCG's action in endangering the lives of fishermen.That they happen to be North Koreans doesn't make it OK . 

International regulations:

"Two power-driven vessels approaching each other head-to-head, are both deemed to be "give way" and both are required to alter course so as to avoid colliding with the other. Neither vessel has "right of way".

The onus is on Japan to provide video footage of the North Korean vessel ignoring this regulation, which they will show in due time if necessary. But I'd say that since it occurred in Japan's EEZ where the smaller vessel is illegally fishing, they will not show it publicly just because North Korea made some cockamayme demand for compensation.

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indigoToday  11:03 am JST

North Koreans fighting for living VS arrogant Japanese marine, pathetic..

They must respect foreign countries EEZ. They do it to China, why not Japan? Pathetic.

To an outsider looking in, it appears that the North Koreans are out there simply to get easy squid hauls. It has nothing to do with poor 'North Korea can't make enough maney/get enough food to eat'.

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Japan alleges ( what they ssay, no proof) the NK was in its EEZ. i doubt they'd ram the boat were it Russian, SK or even if it looked expensive. They've had run ins with Chinese boats several times and I remember once they detained one in Japan causing a bad diplomatic tiff with China. 

I see what I'd think is brainwashed comments, where NK has been given such a bad name already that many commentators here have divested the people, who come from a geographical expression called NK completely of any humanity. As if they don't deserve any consideration as part of the global humanity. This could be akin to psychological happenings of exclusion and even killings of the poor homeless simply because they're powerless, not merit. A well fed and dressed guy will always command the narrative against nobodies.

I'd think itbehooved Japan to behave better. Ramming the boat and risking their lives smacks of overkill. I believe this is a problem not unique to that area, and are governed by rules. Just like many I'll wait for the video .

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I do not believe the Japanese 'rammed' the DPRK boat for two reasons.

First I have seen photos of the J ship and posted them here recently on JT, and the damage is not to the bow (the 'sharp front end of a ship), which you would use for ramming if you felt confident that your boat was strong enough to do so.

Secondly, I do not think it is in the Japanese nature to ram a ship like that. I do think that as with the Chinese ship, the captain got fed up with the boring water cannons and sound amplifiers and simply snapped. I think he meant to give the Japanese ship a shoulder nudge and hopefully a serious dent, but never to sink his own boat in the process.

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It's said the JCG was chasing the NK boat. The impression here is JCG was in pursuit. So, JCG almost killed 60 people because of 2-5-10 or even a boatload of squid ( fish ) ?. And it's supposed to be OK ? I see unchecked power play here, where no consideration was given to the safety of other human beings, at all !! Frankly, I'd expect that treatment from N. Koreans, not Japanese.

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It's said the JCG was chasing the NK boat. The impression here is JCG was in pursuit. So, JCG almost killed 60 people because of 2-5-10 or even a boatload of squid ( fish ) ?. And it's supposed to be OK ? I see unchecked power play here, where no consideration was given to the safety of other human beings, at all !! Frankly, I'd expect that treatment from N. Koreans, not Japanese.

Oh, so it's ok to violate international law as long as you didn't steal too much. Sorry. No. The NK fishing boat was fishing where they did not belong, taking things that they were not entitled to take. They were in the wrong and the Japan Coast Guard did absolutely nothing wrong by pursuing them.

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The incident took place in the same area in which a Japanese patrol boat and a North Korean fishing boat were involved in a crash this month while the patrol boat was chasing the North Korean boat of Japanese waters.

Again, Japan alleges. North Korea ddisputes. These foreign boats poaching are common around the world. There are mechanism to handle such and I don't think imperilling the lives of fishermen is one of them. Just impound the boat, crew and the catch for further processing.

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Again, Japan alleges.

And so does North Korea. Its funny how you love to use words like 'alleges' when it comes to Japan, but when it comes to North Korea, you act like what they say is stone cold fact.

I think I'll side with the people on the right side of the law over the trespassing poachers, until proven otherwise.

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first conduct thorough investigation then pass judgement

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