Washington Post 旭川時事英語研究会

N. Korea seizes S. Korean fishing boat amid tension


旭川時事英語研究会の二つ目のtextです。The Washington Postから北朝鮮問題のニュースを勉強します。

By Chico Harlan
Sunday, August 8, 2010; 1:44 PM

SEOUL — In a move that could agitate already-tense relations on a divided peninsula, North Korea on Sunday seized a South Korean fishing boat that had apparently sailed into an East Sea zone that the North views as its own.

The boat, carrying seven people, is now being held by North Korean authorities, the South’s coast guard said in a statement.

The incident comes at a time of fierce dispute between the North and South, reflected most recently as the South conducted military drills in the Yellow Sea, to the west. North Korea had threatened to counter the drills with “strong physical retaliation.” The South’s five-day drills end Monday.

The current tensions between the North and South date to the March torpedoing of the Cheonan warship, which killed 46 South Korean sailors. A subsequent investigation blamed the North for the sinking, but Pyongyang has denied any involvement.

The fishing boat, known as the Daeseung, was carrying four South Koreans and three Chinese. China is North Korea’s chief ally.

“We have found out that our fishing vessel is being investigated by North Korean officials in the presumed North Korea exclusive economic waters in northern East Sea,” the South Korean coast guard said in a statement. “The South Korean government, according to international law, wants the swift resolution to the matter and the safe return of its vessel and its fisherman.”

According to one report in the South Korean media, the boat was operating in a maritime area shared by North Korea and Russia, about 160 miles off the North Korean coast.

Territorial fishing disputes have been common between the North and South throughout the decades. The so-called Northern Limit Line, which separates waters to both the east and west, was fixed in 1989.

-Washington Post, 旭川時事英語研究会
-, ,




China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal

AFP-JIJI                                  The Japan Times    2019.2.3 BEIJING – China’s corrup …

Efrain Rios Montt, former Guatemalan military dictator charged with genocide, dies at 91

旭川時事英語研究会 資料 Obituaries Efrain Rios Montt, former Guatemalan military dictator charged with genocide …

The Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Berit Reiss-Andersen

旭川時事英語研究会資料2 The Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Berit Reiss-Andersen International Campaign to Abolish Nucle …

Obama tries to ease anxiety over terrorism with Oval Office address

皆さん、お元気ですか?旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 今年の勉強会も残すところ3回になってしまいました。さて、今日発表されたアメリカのオバマ大統領の演説とは? The Washington Post …

no image

NSA spying on your calls

皆さん、こんばんは! 今日の旭川の気温は31℃。一体どうなっているのでしょうね~。 さすがに朝晩は涼しくなりますが、この時期でこの気温が続くのは異常ですよね^^; さて、今日はどんな内容なのでしょうか …


click please ⇒

Sponsored Links