Nov 27, 2015

Kepco files bid to extend life of aging Mihama reactor

Kansai Electric Power Co. formally submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday for permission to extend the life of its aging Mihama No. 3 reactor for up to another two decades. The reactor will turn 40 years old in December 2016. ...

Election wins energize Osaka Ishin

Nov 23, 2015

Election wins energize Osaka Ishin

The landslide victories scored Sunday by Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) in the gubernatorial and mayoral elections give its new national counterpart a strong advantage in recruiting for next summer's Upper House election and have the establishment parties on their heels.

Will Tokyo become Hashimoto's Wonderland?

| Nov 14, 2015

Will Tokyo become Hashimoto's Wonderland?

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” — Alice Liddell from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Six months have passed since Toru Hashimoto announced that when his term as Osaka mayor ends next month, he would ...