Onodera said he has asked the US military to provide information about the accident, implement thorough safety management and take measures to prevent a recurrence.
"I will ask for detailed reports about why it happened", he added.
The lone pilot involved in Monday's accident "successfully ejected", officials said in a release. "We would like to continue asking for their flight safety", said Itsunori Onodera, Japan's defense minister, to Japanese wire service Kyodo on Monday.
The U.S. Air Force is also considering replacing the F-15s, worth around $36 million each, with F-16 fighting falcons by 2020.
A USA military base in Japan temporary grounds all F-15's following a crash just off the coast of Okinawa.
India Welcomes Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit
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He said it was a last minute deal and expected more than 6,000 Americans' remains to be brought back to the U.S. If we've learned anything during President Trump's time in the Oval Office, it's that he loves Twitter .
Trump says he will halt Korea war games
He said the USA is working on the issue with South Korea , and Japan-as well as with China, but "to a lesser extent". The news comes after the pair made history with a meeting in Singapore to try and bring an end to their differences.
Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway
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Scots hope England ODI win boosts Test bid
Home skipper Kyle Coetzer posted 31 while Michael Leask top-scored with 38 not out as Scotland fell short, closing on 156-6. The circus is about to begin again, but both teams would rather their cricket did the talking over the next two weeks.
Judge: Gov't evidence "too thin" in AT&T case
The Justice Department had repeatedly suggested the judge consider forcing AT&T to divest some of Time Warner's cable channels. The ruling could open the floodgates to deal making in the fast-changing entertainment and video-content worlds.