TOKYO: Four people have died after a group of Japanese fishing boats capsized Tuesday in bad weather, local media reported.
Ten people were thrown into the sea, according to the coastguard, which had reported earlier that two people were unresponsive and two others were missing.
Public broadcaster NHK later said that four people had been confirmed dead while two others were missing.
A tornado may have been responsible for the capsizing, NHK said.
A low pressure system has brought strong winds and heavy rain to the region.