So, they decided to let the fishing boat captain go.

“We decided it was inappropriate to continue the investigation while keeping the suspect in custody any further, considering the future of the Japan-China relationship,” an official from the Osaka prosecutors’ office said at a hastily called press conference Friday afternoon. (Link)

I hope this clears up over the weekend and some more facts emerge that make it look less like a surrender, because it’s starting to look like Japan cried “おじ!”

(If you don’t know what that means, I’m sure you can guess.)

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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