Iwaya Apologizes For Aegis Ashore Issues

Iwaya apologizes for Aegis Ashore issues

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized to the governor of Akita Prefecture for incidents related to the planned deployment of a land-based missile interceptor system known as Aegis Ashore.

Iwaya met with Governor Norihisa Satake at the prefectural office on Monday.

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Man Arrested For Stabbing Osaka Police Officer

Man arrested for stabbing Osaka police officer

Police in Osaka say a man suspected of stabbing one of their officers and stealing his handgun, had lived near the crime scene in the past.

The incident occurred early on Sunday morning in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture.

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Security Camera Footage Leads To Suspect's Arrest

Security camera footage leads to suspect's arrest

Footage from a series of security cameras has led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a police officer and took his loaded handgun in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Sunday.

Police say Yujiro Iimori appeared at a supermarket in Suita City about two and a half hours after the attack. The store is roughly five kilometers north of the crime scene.

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Close Call At Haneda To Be Investigated

Close call at Haneda to be investigated

Japan's transport safety authorities are preparing to investigate an incident at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in which an aircraft crossed a runway just before another airliner landed.

A Skymark airplane arriving from Kobe, western Japan, was approaching a runway on Saturday evening when an All Nippon Airways plane was found taxiing across the same runway.

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Suga Vows To Increase G20 Security

Suga vows to increase G20 security

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has pledged to step up security measures ahead of the Group of 20 summit next week, following an alleged attack on a police officer in Osaka in which his loaded gun was stolen.

Suga said on Monday that the serious incident has created fear among both residents of the area and others. He added that investigators are working to determine the motive and background of the crime.

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Schools In Suita To Hold Classes On Monday

Schools in Suita to hold classes on Monday

The education board of Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, says local elementary and junior high schools will be open on Monday as soon as they are ready.

The announcement follows the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a police officer and stole his loaded pistol on Sunday.

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Gunshot Heard Near Scene Of Attack On Policeman

Gunshot heard near scene of attack on policeman

Police in Osaka say what is believed to be a gunshot was heard in the city of Suita on Sunday morning shortly after a police officer was stabbed and had his handgun stolen.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and theft.

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Police Obtain Warrant For Attempted Murder Suspect

Police obtain warrant for attempted murder suspect

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have obtained an arrest warrant for a Tokyo resident on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and theft of his loaded handgun.

The officer, Suzunosuke Kose, was found stabbed at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday near the police box in Suita City where he had been on duty. His handgun loaded with five bullets was also stolen.

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Abe To Make Final Decision On Elections

Abe to make final decision on elections

Japan's government and ruling parties are expected to begin final arrangements to wrap up the current Diet session as scheduled, on June 26.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly opposed to dissolving the Lower House to hold a snap election concurrently with the Upper House election this summer.

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Abe Briefs Trump About Iran Visit

Abe briefs Trump about Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has expressed gratitude for his visit to Iran and efforts to help ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Abe spoke with Trump by phone on Friday evening after returning to Japan from a trip to Iran.

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Emperor, Empress Attend Vienna Boys Choir Concert

Emperor, Empress attend Vienna Boys Choir concert

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended a concert by the Vienna Boys Choir on Friday. They enjoyed the beautiful harmonies presented in the children's performance.

The Vienna Boys Choir, which dates back more than 500 years, comes to Japan almost every year. The Emperor and Empress have attended the concert four years in a row.

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Report Urges More Training For Working Mothers

Report urges more training for working mothers

A Japanese government report on gender equality recommends that women with young children should be given more opportunities for training to help them reenter the workforce.

The annual report was approved at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

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33 - Year - Old Man Arrested For Stabbing

33-year-old man arrested for stabbing

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing a police officer and stealing his loaded handgun.

Police apprehended the suspect in the city of Mino shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Monday on the charges of robbery and attempted murder.

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Police To Seek Warrant For Attempted Murder Suspect

Police to seek warrant for attempted murder suspect

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, plan to request an arrest warrant for a Tokyo resident on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and theft of his loaded handgun.

The officer, Suzunosuke Kose, was found stabbed at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday near the police box in Suita City where he had been on duty. His handgun loaded with five bullets was also stolen.

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