Four bodiesbeing from North Korea were found Dec. 4 along the northern coast with the Sea of Japan, local authorities said.
Three of the bodies, believed to be of men and, were discovered in Yamagata Prefecture. According to investigative sources, police found one or more badges that be from North Korea with the bodies.
The fourth body, a skeleton, was found in Akita Prefecture along with pieces of wood that may have come from a boat. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: December 15, 2017