Report: Japanese sub collides with civilian vessel

A Japanese military submarine collided with a civilian vessel in waters off southern Japan on Tuesday, media reports said. The Maritime Self-Defense Forces submarine hit an unidentified civilian boat during surfacing exercises off the coast of Miyazaki on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, Kyodo News agency and public broadcaster NHK said. No injuries were reported among the submarine crew members. Details of the Japanese civilian vessel were not immediately known, the reports said.