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The arrest of Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson in Frankfurt on Sunday is unlikely to lead to his arrest by Japan for a combination of reasons, one being that Tokyo does not have an extradition treaty with Berlin, according to Toru Chochi, a Japan Coast Guard official.

Also, the type of notice Interpol issued does not guarantee Watson’s extradition but only means that member countries, including Japan, are to share information on him, Chochi said.

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