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'Ghost Boats' Believed from N. Korea Wash up on Japan Shores

Scores of dilapidated wooden boats believed to be from North Korea have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx. The coast guard said Monday that 95 rickety boats, sometimes carrying skeletonized bodies, have arrived so far this year, a pace that is likely to exceed last year's record 104 arrivals. It said 12 bodies have been found on the boats.   Winds and water currents push dozens of "ghost boats" on to Japan's northern coasts annually. Rickety...

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