May 27, 2018
Tokyo- Nihon University President Kichibee Otsuka on Friday offered an apology for a dangerous tackle by a member of the university's American football team, an incident that sparked a nationwide controversy in Japan.
"We apologize for causing injury with a dangerous act that should have never been done, leading to a situation in which no matter how much we apologize, it's not enough," Otsuka told a press conference in Tokyo.
"I feel a deep responsibility for having the (Nihon University) student hold a press conference alone and driving him into a corner," the president said.
During a match in Tokyo on May 6, a Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters quarterback was hit from behind by the Nihon University Phoenix defensive player, about two seconds after throwing the ball. The Fighters player suffered injuries requiring three weeks to heal.
During the press conference on Tuesday, the Nihon University student said that he was instructed by Masato Uchida, then coach of the Phoenix, and assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue to make a dangerous hit against the Fighters quarterback.
At a press conference the following day, Uchida and Inoue denied making such instructions. Jiji Press
- 台湾からの入国をフィリピン入管が禁止へ 【マニラ新聞TV・日本語放送】2020年2月11日現在のフィリピン最新ニュース EP12
- 2020年２月１０日現在のフィリピン最新ニュース 武漢からの比人32人海外就労者(OFW)が帰国 ニュークラークで隔離始まる【マニラ新聞TV・日本語放送】EP11
- 2020年２月９日現在のフィリピン最新ニュース 訪問米軍地位協定(VFA)破棄 武漢からの比人海外就労者(OFW)を乗せた政府チャーター便が到着 タール火山続報【マニラ新聞TV・日本語放送】EP10
- UPDATE: On the return of Filipinos from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
- 【マニラ新聞TV日本語放送・ゲスト在比日本人美術家 山形敦子】EP09
- 30 Filipino repatriates from n-Cov-hit Wuhan City, Hubei province return home, quarantine
- 2020年２月８日現在のフィリピン最新ニュース ゲスト Natural Line Tetsu -武漢のOFWが中国から帰国へ-【マニラ新聞TV・フィリピン最新ニュース】EP08