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.

Abe Apologizes For Faulty Government Statistics

Abe apologizes for faulty government statistics

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has again apologized for faulty monthly surveys by the labor ministry and pledged to prevent recurrences.

Abe was speaking at an Upper House session on Tuesday.

Joc Chief Apologizes For Causing Concern

JOC chief apologizes for causing concern

The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee has apologized for causing concern over a French corruption investigation.

JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda held a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Labor Minister Apologizes For Improper Data

Labor minister apologizes for improper data

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.

Photojournalist Hirokawa Apologizes For Sex Abuse

Photojournalist Hirokawa apologizes for sex abuse

Renowned photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa has apologized after a weekly magazine reported that several women claim he sexually abused them.

The Shukan Bunshun weekly says in its latest issue that the women, including those wishing to be photographers, have come forward to accuse him.

Realtor President Apologizes For Explosion

Realtor president apologizes for explosion

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.

Nissan Apologizes For Its Own Indictment

Nissan apologizes for its own indictment

Nissan Motor has issued an apology following the company's indictment by Tokyo prosecutors on Monday.

Tokyo prosecutors indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly for understating Ghosn's executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports.

Road Rage Accident Defendant Apologizes In Court

Road rage accident defendant apologizes in court

A man charged over a fatal road rage accident has apologized in court for the first time.

The accident on the Tomei Expressway in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, in June last year killed a married couple and injured their 2 daughters.

Ex-tepco Executive Apologizes In Court

Ex-TEPCO executive apologizes in court

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.

Japan Wrestling Federation Apologizes To Icho

Japan Wrestling Federation apologizes to Icho

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.

Medical School Apologizes For Exam-tampering

Medical school apologizes for exam-tampering

Tokyo Medical University has apologized following revelations it tampered with entrance exam scores to discriminate against female applicants and others.

The school's executive regent Tetsuo Yukioka apologized on Tuesday for betraying the public's trust.

Hospital Apologizes For Bacterial Infections

Hospital apologizes for bacterial infections

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.

Education Board Apologizes For Sloppy Inspection

Education board apologizes for sloppy inspection

The education board of Takatsuki City in Osaka Prefecture has apologized for a sloppy safety check of a concrete block wall that collapsed in Monday's earthquake, killing a 9-year-old girl.

The wall adjoined a swimming pool of an elementary school.

Lawmaker Apologizes For Heckling Cancer Patient

Lawmaker apologizes for heckling cancer patient

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.