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2014-11-18 Tue 00:44
The number of fishing boats apparently from China has decreased in waters near the Ogasawara islands, the Japan Coast Guard said Monday.
On Sunday, 58 such boats were spotted in the waters, down from 145 as of Thursday.
The number dropped after Japan expressed regrets over illegal coral poaching by Chinese ships in the waters and asked Beijing for action against the operations.