Bartel rubbishes diving claims of the Japanese government, saying he was concerned about people diving through his property. “We have not seen a Japanese government official or any Japanese companies that are going to do something about it,” he told reporters. Miyazaki said an agreement to establish an underwater research center had been reached after discussions between the two nations. He said Japan also was keen on building a diving platform to host underwater drills, while exploring for oil and gas in the North Sea. At present, Japanese authorities are prohibited from diving in waters near Japanese islands, including Okinawa. The government hopes to launch a study this year that will look at how drilling could be done closer to […]