TOKYO — Japan confirmed its first three swine flu cases Saturday.

The
two teenage boys and a teacher arrived at Tokyo's Narita International
Airport on a flight from Detroit after visiting Canada on a school
trip, Health and Welfare Minister Yoichi Masuzoe said in a televised
news conference.

The three tested positive for swine flu at Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

 

Forty-nine
other passengers who returned to Japan on the same flight and sat near
the patients have been taken to a facility near the airport, where they
will be monitored for 10 days.