“Japan seeks return of fisherman”

“Japanese officials are travelling to collect the body of a fisherman who was shot on Wednesday by Russian guards in disputed waters.

Russian officials said the fishing boat was in the area illegally, and the man was accidentally killed by a warning shot when the ship refused to stop.”

“Japan collects fisherman’s body on Kunashiri”

“Russia on Saturday handed over to Japan the body of a Japanese fisherman who was shot dead by a Russian border patrol boat in disputed waters off Hokkaido this week.

Senior Japanese lawmaker Akiko Yamanaka, who serves as vice foreign minister, took delivery of the body of Mitsuhiro Morita, 35, in Furukamappu on Kunashiri Island, one of the Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.”

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