Sea of Japan

China Forces Japanese Fishing Boats Out of Japan’s Waters

Japan’s Fisheries Agency has advised Japanese fishing boats to avoid certain areas within Japan’s own exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and operate elsewhere after thousands of Chinese fishing boats ignored Tokyo’s previous warnings in recent weeks to exit the country’s waters.

Fishing boats are moored at a fishing port in Katsuura city in Chiba prefecture on July 15, 2008. some 200,000 fishing boats canceled their trips for one day to urge the government for help to ease the impact of the fuel price hikes. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit …