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

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.


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.