Suga: Govt. Failed To Win Understanding

Suga: Govt. failed to win understandingThe Japanese government says it failed to win the court's full understanding in the lawsuit over noise pollution from the US Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Thursday after the Naha District Court ordered the government to pay over 260 million dollars in damages to some 22,000 residents near the base.
The court rejected residents' demands for a ban on US military flights at night.

Suga Stresses Importance Of Mattis Visit

Suga stresses importance of Mattis visitThe Japanese government views US Defense Secretary James Mattis' visit to Japan as an affirmation of US commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.
The government's view of the visit was expressed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga when he spoke to reporters on Thursday. Mattis will become the first member of President Donald Trump's cabinet to visit Japan when he arrives on Friday.

Suga: Japan To Strengthen Ties With Us At Summit

Suga: Japan to strengthen ties with US at summitJapan's top government spokesman says the country aims to strengthen ties with the United States in a bilateral summit in April.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the remark to reporters on Thursday, one day after the White House announced President Barack Obama's 4-nation tour of Asia.