• Kyodo


Twenty-nine Chinese men were arrested late Sunday and early Monday on suspicion of attempting to illegally enter Japan after a Japanese freighter hit and sank the ship they were traveling on, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

The 1,096-ton Cambodian freighter, the Mascot, sank early Sunday when it was struck in the port bow by the 498-ton Japanese freighter Clipper in the Pacific off Susami, Wakayama Prefecture, the coast guard said.

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