Suga: Esper Made General Comment

Suga: Esper made general comment

Japan's top government spokesperson has sought to play down a remark by the new US defense secretary that US allies must contribute more equitably to ensure global security.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday he believes Mark Esper was speaking in general about role-sharing. He declined to comment further.

Coach, Players Comment After Loss In World Cup

Coach, players comment after loss in World Cup

The coach and players of Nadeshiko Japan spoke after failing to advance to the quarterfinals in the Women's World Cup in France.

Coach Asako Takakura said she felt sorry that the team could not turn scoring opportunities in the second half into goals.

Nissan: No Comment About Ghosn's Rearrest

Nissan: No comment about Ghosn's rearrest

Public relations officials at Nissan Motor say they are not in a position to comment about the rearrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, because it's a matter for the judiciary.

Suga To Announce New Era Name, Abe To Comment

Suga to announce new era name, Abe to comment

The Japanese government plans to have its top spokesperson announce the name for the era of the nation's new emperor next Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is to make the announcement after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet endorses the new era name. This will be followed by comments from Abe.

Lawyer, Nissan Comment On Ghosn's Bail

Lawyer, Nissan comment on Ghosn's bail

Junichiro Hironaka heads the legal team for former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn. He told NHK it's good that bail was granted and the team will now discuss how to defend their client.

The public relations division at Nissan said it is not in a position to comment on the judicial procedure.

Suga Declines To Comment On Lawsuits

Suga declines to comment on lawsuits

Japan's top government spokesman has declined to comment on lawsuits jointly filed by same-sex couples seeking marriage equality under Japanese law.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was speaking at a Lower House budget committee meeting on Thursday.

Seko Reacts To Trump's Comment

Seko reacts to Trump's commentJapan's trade minister has disputed US President Donald Trump's suggestions that Japan engages in unfair trade practices.
In a meeting with US business leaders on Monday, Trump accused Japan and China of failing to deal fairly with international trade partners. He said Japan is making it difficult for US automakers to sell their products in Japan.

Noda, Sdf Commander Comment On China Plane

Noda, SDF commander comment on China intrusionPrime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says Japan will take sufficient measures to protect its territory and people from foreign intrusion.

Speaking to supporters on Thursday, Noda expressed regret that Chinese government ships continue to intrude into Japanese territorial waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands.