Convicts Quarantined After Officer Tests Positive

Convicts quarantined after officer tests positive

Japanese Justice Minister Mori Masako says she has given instructions to isolate 40 convicts in western Japan who may have had contact with a prison officer who tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The officer in his 40s, who works at Osaka detention center in Osaka City, was confirmed to be infected on Sunday.

Kono: Sdf Liaison Officer Working At Us Command

Kono: SDF liaison officer working at US command

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has said a liaison officer has started working at a US command center for a Self-Defense Force intelligence-gathering mission in the Middle East.

Kono attended an Upper House committee session on Friday about the mission aimed at ensuring the safety of Japan-related shipping operating in the region.

Japanese Policeman Stabs Fellow Officer By Mistake

Japanese policeman stabs fellow officer by mistake

A Japanese policeman stabbed another officer by mistake during training when he used a real knife instead of a replica.

Police in Okayama Prefecture, western Japan said the incident occurred at a police academy last December while rookie officers were undergoing training in how to subdue a knife-wielding criminal.

Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Police Officer

Suspect arrested after stabbing police officer

Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing a police officer and stealing his loaded handgun.

Police apprehended the suspect in the city of Minoh shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Monday on the charges of robbery and attempted murder.

Stabbed Officer Unconscious, Loaded Gun Stolen

Stabbed officer unconscious, loaded gun stolen

The police officer who was stabbed in Osaka Prefecture early Sunday morning remains unconscious.

Police say the officer's loaded gun was stolen. They are searching for the attacker and are calling on people to stay inside and lock their doors.

Osaka Police Officer Stabbed, Gun Stolen

Osaka police officer stabbed, gun stolen

A police officer in Osaka Prefecture was found stabbed in front of a police box in the city of Suita early Sunday morning. Police say the officer's gun, loaded with several bullets, was stolen. Police are searching for the attacker and are calling on people in the area to stay indoors and lock up the house.

The 26-year-old officer is in serious condition in hospital.

Top Sdf Officer Apologizes For F-35a Crash

Top SDF officer apologizes for F-35A crash

The chief of Japan's Self-Defense Forces has apologized for the crash of an F-35A fighter jet off the coast of Aomori Prefecture.

The SDF Chief of Staff, Koji Yamazaki, made the apology at a news conference on Thursday.

Meet New Lexus Chief Branding Officer Tokuo Fukuichi

Meet New Lexus Chief Branding Officer Tokuo Fukuichi

Hans Greimel of Automotive News has a profile on friendly Lexus International President Tokuo Fukuichi and his new position as Lexus Chief Branding Officer:

The ever-spritely Fukuichi, 65, was decked out in a boisterous pink spotted tie and a shirt with a high contrast tablecloth-designed collar.

Hiroto Saikawa Appointed As Nissan Chief Executive Officer

Hiroto Saikawa appointed as Nissan Chief Executive OfficerAt the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he will seek a renewal of his mandate at the company's general shareholders meeting in June 2017.