NHK reported today that Defense Minister Iwaya revealed at a news conference held after a cabinet meeting this morning that parts of the cockpit and flight recorder of the F-35A fighter that crashed in waters off Aomori Prefecture on April 9 were found near the crash site during the Golden Week holidays by a search team consisting of SDF vessels, a deep-sea research vessel of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, and a ship chartered by U.S. Forces. He reportedly added, however, that the flight recorder’s crucial data storage device has not been found. He said the search for the missing pilot and fuselage will continue in order to determine the cause of the accident. TBS aired a similar report.