Another Error Found In Missile Defense Study

Another error found in missile defense study

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized for another mistake found in a study for the deployment of a US-made Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

Iwaya told reporters on Tuesday that the inaccuracy was discovered in a survey of the environmental effects of the radio waves from the system's powerful radars.

Data Problem Found With Another Aegis Ashore Site

Data problem found with another Aegis Ashore site

It has been learned that problematic data was submitted for a Defense Ministry survey of a candidate site in western Japan for the deployment of a missile defense system.

The revelation follows a similar problem at another candidate site in northern Japan.

Fire Ants Found At Tokyo Bay Pier

Fire ants found at Tokyo Bay pier

Dozens of fire ants have been found and exterminated at Aomi Pier on Tokyo Bay.

Officials with the Environment Ministry and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government say a pier worker was bitten on the hand by ants when he picked up straw near the entrance of a container yard on Friday of last week.

Crewmember Found Dead In Sunken Freighter

Crewmember found dead in sunken freighter

A crewmember has been found dead inside a cargo ship that sank off eastern Japan in a collision with another freighter on Sunday. The Japan Coast Guard is searching for two others who are still missing.

Coast Guard divers on Tuesday found the crewmember inside the ship, which is now lying on its side on the seabed at a depth of about 30 meters.

Cocaine Found In Dead Japanese Man On Plane

Cocaine found in dead Japanese man on plane

Mexican authorities say large quantities of cocaine have been found in the body of a Japanese man who died on a plane in Mexico.

Judicial authorities in the northern state of Sonora said in a statement on Sunday that 246 packets of the drug were found in the man's stomach and intestines.

Suspected Drones Found Flying In Tokyo

Suspected drones found flying in Tokyo

Japanese investigative sources say unidentified objects suspected to be drones have been spotted above several places in Tokyo, including an area near the Imperial Palace.

The sources say the objects were observed flying between about 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday local time. They say the objects were moving while flashing red and white lights.

Knives Found Beside Prince Hisahito's School Desk

Knives found beside Prince Hisahito's school desk

Tokyo police are investigating how two knives ended up beside the school desk of Prince Hisahito, the grandson of Emperor Akihito.

Investigators said the knives were found on Friday at Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward which the prince attends. They said there was no one in the classroom at the time as the students were in another part of the school.

F35a Jet Part Apparently Found

F35A jet part apparently found

Japan's Self-Defense Force says it has found what could be debris from a missing F35A fighter jet that's feared to have crashed into the sea.

Officials say the pilot was flying with three other planes of the same model on a training mission. They say there were no reports of problems before contact was lost.

Researchers: Japan's Oldest Rocks Found

Researchers: Japan's oldest rocks found

A group of Japanese researchers say they have unearthed the oldest rocks ever found in the country. They say the 2.5-billion-year-old rocks are a window on the formation of Japan's islands.

The team, led by Yasutaka Hayasaka, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Science at Hiroshima University, announced its findings on Monday.

Ministry Panel: No Systematic Cover-up Found

Ministry panel: No systematic cover-up found

A special investigative panel of Japan's health and labor ministry has concluded that there was no systematic cover-up of the ministry's flawed statistics, although the office in charge made false explanations.

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

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.

Sunken Japanese Battleship Found Off Solomons

Sunken Japanese battleship found off Solomons

A US research team has discovered a battleship that belonged to the now-defunct Imperial Japanese Navy lying in waters about 1,000 meters deep off the Solomon Islands. The ship sank in a battle in the South Pacific during World War Two.

NHK has obtained video footage of the ship, named the Hiei. The discovery has led to a new theory about why it sank.