Politician Apologizes For Auctioning Off Masks

Politician apologizes for auctioning off masks

A local politician in Japan has apologized for selling thousands of face masks via online auctions at a time when they are in short supply due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hiroyuki Morota, a member of the Shizuoka prefectural assembly, offered the apology at a news conference on Monday.

Abe Apologizes For Heckling In Lower House

Abe apologizes for heckling in Lower House

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized for jeering an opposition lawmaker last week.

Abe heckled Kiyomi Tsujimoto of Constitutional Democratic Party during a Lower House budget committee session last Wednesday, calling her question "meaningless," which drew sharp reaction from the opposition camp.

Abe Apologizes For Cabinet Ministers' Remarks

Abe apologizes for Cabinet ministers' remarks

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized to his governing coalition partner for controversial remarks made by two members of his Cabinet.

Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda said on a TV program last week that students should compete for university enrollment within their means.

Tepco Apologizes For Post-typhoon Power Prognosis

TEPCO apologizes for post-typhoon power prognosis

The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company has apologized to Japan's Industry Minister, Isshu Sugawara, for the prolonged power outages that hit Chiba Prefecture last month in the aftermath of Typhoon Faxai. Hundreds of thousands of people endured blackouts for more than a week.

TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa has admitted that the company hadn't fully understood the extent of the damage when it announced a schedule for restoring services. The utility initially said the power would be back in a few days.

Kono Apologizes For Drone No-fly Zone Mistake

Kono apologizes for drone no-fly zone mistake

Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono has apologized for a series of mistakes in data compiled by his ministry, including one related to designating no-fly zones for drones.

The ministry said on Thursday that it corrected mistakes in data on 12 of 13 facilities it designated in June as no-fly zones for drones. Some of the mistakes involved identifying private land as SDF property.

New Environment Minister Apologizes To Fishermen

New environment minister apologizes to fishermen

Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has apologized to fishermen in Fukushima for a comment by his predecessor about wastewater from reactor buildings at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Officials say tanks for storing wastewater containing mostly tritium, a radioactive isotope, will become full in the summer of 2022. Increasing the number of tanks or diluting the water and releasing it into the sea are among the disposal methods being discussed by a government panel.

Weekly Magazine Apologizes Over Story On S.korea

Weekly magazine apologizes over story on S.Korea

A weekly Japanese magazine has issued an apology after publishing a special feature on South Korea that was widely criticized for inciting hate.

The apology comes as relations between the two countries have soured over trade and historical issues.

Abe Apologizes To Kin Of Former Leprosy Patients

Abe apologizes to kin of former leprosy patients

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized to the families of former leprosy patients for the now-defunct government policy of segregating the sufferers.

Abe met more than 40 family members of the former patients of Hansen's disease at the prime minister's office on Wednesday.

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.

Defense Ministry Apologizes For Faulty Aegis Data

Defense Ministry apologizes for faulty Aegis data

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.

Top Sdf Officer Apologizes For F-35a Crash

Top SDF officer apologizes for F-35A crash

The chief of Japan's Self-Defense Forces has apologized for the crash of an F-35A fighter jet off the coast of Aomori Prefecture.

The SDF Chief of Staff, Koji Yamazaki, made the apology at a news conference on Thursday.

Olympic Minister Apologizes For Leukemia Gaffe

Olympic minister apologizes for leukemia gaffe

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.