National Feb 19, 2015

TBS apologizes again for show's seemingly disparaging content

TBS television has apologized again for airing seeimngly inappropriate content in a January program. In the "Suiyobi no Downtown" ("Downtown of Wednesday") weekly talk show featuring the popular comedy duo Downtown, the nationwide network apologized for "causing misunderstanding among the audience" in the episode that ...

Business Dec 19, 2014

Takata issues apology ad in U.S., Germany but not in Japan

Takata Corp. issued an apology advertisement in U.S. and German newspapers on Thursday, as the Japanese auto parts supplier has been embattled due to global recalls over its potentially defective air bags. But Takata did not issue such an apology in Japan, even as automakers ...

National Aug 27, 2014

Kono statement won't be replaced, Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga rejected on Tuesday a request from a ruling party colleague to issue a new document next year to replace a 1993 apology over women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, ruling bloc lawmakers said. Suga was ...

Ishihara backtracks on kickbacks

National Jun 19, 2014

Ishihara backtracks on kickbacks

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Thursday retracted remarks suggesting that paying off local authorities in cash would ultimately solve the problem of where to store radiation-tainted soil from Fukushima Prefecture, after opposition parties demanded his resignation. Ishihara also said he would visit the region to ...

National / Politics Nov 5, 2013

Japan stands by 'aggression' portion of 1995 war apology

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands by the 1995 statement on Japan's wartime conduct, including the statement that refers to Tokyo's "aggression," apparently to allay concerns in China and South Korea. During a session of the ...