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.

Ministry Panel: No Cover-up Found In Data Scandal

Ministry panel: No cover-up found in data scandal

A special investigative panel of Japan's health and labor ministry says there was no systematic cover-up in the ministry's flawed statistics scandal.

The ministry set up the panel of outside experts in January to probe illegalities linked to its monthly survey on wages and working hours.

'unusual Data' Delayed Probe's Descent

'Unusual data' delayed probe's descent

Japan's space agency says unusual data on a display panel caused the five-hour delay in starting the space probe Hayabusa2's descent towards the asteroid Ryugu.

Mission Manager Makoto Yoshikawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said his team realized that the program for starting the descent maneuver was not displaying the expected attitude control figures.

Ministry Officials Deny Knowing Of Flawed Data

Ministry officials deny knowing of flawed data

NHK has learned that all of the Japanese labor ministry's senior officials who were involved in flawed surveys deny previously knowing that the figures were skewed.

The problem surfaced last year, and involves monthly labor ministry surveys on wages and working hours dating back to 2004. The ministry failed to poll all applicable businesses in Tokyo, and also used inappropriate methods to conduct the surveys.

Minister: Survey Change May Have Affected Pay Data

Minister: Survey change may have affected pay data

Japan's labor minister says excluding data on daily workers from a jobs survey may explain why official statistics showed a rise in wages.

Labor Minister Takumi Nemoto was speaking at the Lower House budget committee on Thursday regarding problems with the ministry's monthly survey.

Abe: Govt To Pay Those Affected By Flawed Data

Abe: Govt to pay those affected by flawed data

Debate over a series of improper labor statistics by the labor ministry continued in Japan's Lower House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

The President of the Democratic Party For the People, Yuichiro Tamaki, urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ensure that people who failed to receive full unemployment and other benefits due to the faulty jobs data are paid properly.

Abe: New Team To Examine Problem Of Faulty Data

Abe: New team to examine problem of faulty data

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a new working group of the internal affairs ministry will thoroughly examine the problem of faulty labor surveys to ensure the credibility of the government's statistics.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House committee on Monday.

Abe Pledges Stricter Probe Of Labor Data Scandal

Abe pledges stricter probe of labor data scandal

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will strengthen the independence of a panel that is investigating the flawed statistics compiled by the labor ministry.

Abe was responding to questions by Tetsuro Fukuyama, the Secretary General of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, in an Upper House session on Friday.

Abe Vows Independent Probe Of Data Scandal

Abe vows independent probe of data scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the flawed labor statistics compiled by the labor ministry.

Abe was responding to questions by Kazuya Shimba of the opposition Democratic Party For the People at an Upper House plenary session on Thursday.

Diet Debates Faulty Data And Okinawa Relocation

Diet debates faulty data and Okinawa relocation

Japanese lawmakers have begun grilling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about his keynote policy speech and other issues in the Diet session.

In the Lower House on Wednesday, Constitutional Democratic Party leader Yukio Edano criticized faulty statistics at the health and labor ministry.

Opposition Urges New Probe Into Faulty Labor Data

Opposition urges new probe into faulty labor data

Japan's opposition parties have urged that a new investigation into faulty labor ministry surveys be carried out by an independent panel with fresh members.

The Diet affairs chiefs of the six opposition parties met to discuss the matter on Wednesday.

Cabinet Office Revises Faulty Survey-based Data

Cabinet Office revises faulty survey-based data

Japan's Cabinet Office has revised upward amounts of compensation for employees that had been estimated based on a faulty survey by the labor ministry.

The Cabinet Office says the revisions for fiscal 2016 and 2017 resulted in increases of about 6.3 billion dollars each.