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.
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.
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.
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.
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.