Osprey crash: Search operation failed to find wreckage, missing crew, says Japanese coast guard

CNA -- Dec 02

The Japanese coast guard has said that a major search operation has failed to find the main wreckage of a US military aircraft that crashed on Nov 29. There has been one confirmed death so far, with the seven other crew members of the Osprey tilt-rotor plane still missing.

Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who was born in Oita Prefecture and served as the 81st Prime Minister in 1994, will celebrate his 100th birthday on the 3rd of next month.

The first-ever discussion between the executives of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito has been held on whether to allow the export of defense equipment, including the "next-generation fighter jet" being developed by Japan, the United Kingdom, and Italy, to third countries.

A panel of experts has compiled a draft report outlining key issues for the revision of the adult guardianship system, which is designed to manage the property and affairs of individuals with dementia and other conditions on their behalf.

Amid the Liberal Democratic Party's slush fund scandal, taxpayers are voicing their anger, leaving those working at tax filing offices bewildered.