• Kyodo


The Japan Coast Guard rescued a crew member from a capsized boat in the Tsugaru Strait between Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture on Saturday nearly 15 hours after the vessel was found capsized Friday afternoon.

Katsuyuki Nagata, 64, from the city of Nagasaki, was rescued from the stricken boat, the Meiyu No. 18, at around 5:40 a.m. Saturday, coast guard officials said. He managed to survive after finding a small breathing space.

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