The Defense Ministry is continuing its efforts to gain the understanding of the people of Akita City in northeastern Japan on its plan to deploy a land-based missile interceptor system known as Aegis Ashore.
The ministry is seeking to deploy the US-made system at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Araya Training Area.
Japan's minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has apologized for saying he was disappointed to hear that one of the nation's promising swimmers has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Yoshitaka Sakurada on Wednesday retracted his comments from the previous day about 18-year-old gold medal hopeful Rikako Ikee.
Japan's labor minister has pledged to find out why his ministry kept releasing improper job statistics that apparently led to underpayment of benefits to millions of people.
At a news conference on Friday, Takumi Nemoto offered deep apologies for causing trouble to the public over the ministry's release of statistics compiled through improper methods for years. The data in question cover corporate salaries and working hours surveyed monthly.
The head of the company that operates the realtor's office where the explosion occurred has apologized at a news conference.
Taiki Sato, president of Apamanshop Leasing Hokkaido, said on Tuesday that he is sorry for having caused so many people so much trouble. He offered his sincere apology to those who were injured or incurred damage.
A court in Tokyo is questioning a former executive of Tokyo Electric Power Company in a trial over the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2011. He apologized at the beginning of his testimony.
Tokyo District Court started questioning in the criminal trial of TEPCO's 3 former executives on Tuesday. One of them, former Vice President Sakae Muto, first took the stand to answer questions.
NHK has learned that the head of the Japan Wrestling Federation has apologized to 4-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho over a power harassment scandal, clearing the way for her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Sources say federation president Tomiaki Fukuda met Icho in Tokyo last week and apologized directly for the first time since the scandal was revealed.