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.
A university hospital in southwestern Japan says 15 inpatients were infected with drug-resistant bacteria over the past 2 years.
At a news conference on Friday, officials at Kagoshima University Hospital said the multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter and a similar strain of bacterium were detected in the patients between September 2016 and April 2018.
A ruling party lawmaker has apologized for jeering at a cancer patient who was speaking as a witness at a Diet panel.
The Lower House member of the Liberal Democratic Party, Yoichi Anami, reportedly said, "That's enough," during a meeting of the chamber's health, labor and welfare committee last Friday.
On June 16, which was the day of the '10th AKB48 World General Election,' internet program 'Bunshunho live' reported that NGT48 member Nakai Rika is dating one of her fans and is partially living with him. The following day, she appeared on TV Tokyo's 'Seishun Koukou 3-nen C-gumi', where she apologized regarding the scandal.
A new project was supposed to start on the program on this day, but there was a change of plans as Nakai stepped forward to explain the situation. She revealed that she was surrounded by four reporters on the morning of the 14th, "I told the staff that I was interviewed. I was scolded at an early stage."
The mayor of a city has apologized for a 9-year-old girl's death in Monday's earthquake in Osaka Prefecture. She was crushed when a 40-meter section of a concrete wall at a school swimming pool fell on top of her.
Takatsuki Mayor Takeshi Hamada told reporters on Monday afternoon that the city will investigate the cause of the collapse. He added that the city bears responsibility of some kind for the incident.