Japan won’t indict Chinese captain over collision
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Japan won’t indict Chinese captain over collision

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese coast guard official says prosecutors have decided not to indict a Chinese captain whose fishing boat collided with Japanese vessels near disputed islands.

Spokesman Go Nagai said Friday that prosecutors also would not indict a former coast guard officer who claimed responsibility for leaking a video of the collision on YouTube.

The collision in September caused a diplomatic rift between China and Japan. Public anger triggered large anti-Japanese demonstrations across China last year.