Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7

Dec 10, 2015

Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7

On an early weekday afternoon at the shops lined up in front of JR Ise station, business was fairly brisk. Visitors to nearby Ise Shrine stopped off at the numerous souvenir shops, which boast local agricultural products ranging from miso paste and oysters to ...

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.