Ambassador Aoki takes over the post from former Ambassador Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.
Two men accused of killing a 36-year-old father from Faleaniu and abandoning him on the roadside during the Easter Week are in custody.
President Donald Trump plans to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle by visiting the USS Intrepid.
An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, each new development a focus of White House press briefings and attention on Capitol Hill.
A school from the big island of Savai’i has rewritten schools rugby history.
Melbourne returned to the top of the National Rugby League standings with 20-14 comeback win over the New Zealand Warriors in the last game of the eighth round.