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Japan Coast Guard officers on Monday raided the operator of the Kazu I sightseeing tour boat, which sank off the Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula on April 23, leaving 26 feared dead.

The 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters searched the office of Shiretoko Yuransen in the Hokkaido town of Shari and other related locations, including the home of the company's president, for evidence of alleged professional negligence resulting in death.

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