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The Hakodate District Court on Tuesday handed down a suspended sentence to the captain of a North Korean fishing boat for stealing goods on a remote Hokkaido island last year.

Kang Myong Hak, 45, was given a 30-month prison term, suspended for four years, for stealing items worth ¥5.63 million on the small island off the town of Matsumae.

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