Tsuyoshi Inajima

For Tsuyoshi Inajima's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tepco to spend ¥2.67 trillion to grow

Jan 20, 2014

Tepco to spend ¥2.67 trillion to grow

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering spending about ¥2.67 trillion on strategic investments through partnerships as it seeks to chart a path to growth beyond the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster. Of the planned investments, the utility plans to borrow ¥2 trillion in ...

Tepco minutes reveal staff exodus concerns

Jun 19, 2013

Tepco minutes reveal staff exodus concerns

Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives spent dozens of meetings fretting about the utility’s future as hundreds of younger employees quit over salary cuts after the Fukushima No. 1 reactor meltdowns, according to minutes obtained by Bloomberg News. “The company could quickly deteriorate” as workers ...

Abe plan lifts renewables at utilities' expense

Jun 7, 2013

Abe plan lifts renewables at utilities' expense

Shinzo Abe’s pledge to spur ¥30 trillion of investment in Japan’s electricity industry opens the way for a surge in clean energy projects at the expense of traditional utilities. The prime minister endorsed proposals to deregulate an industry that produces power mostly from fossil ...

China's Hokkaido forest grab all about water

Nov 8, 2012

China's Hokkaido forest grab all about water

Morihiro Oguma’s phone rang every day with calls from brokers representing foreign investors who wanted to buy his Japan Mineral water bottling business. “In many cases, I was told I could name my price,” Oguma said in an interview, adding he had no interest ...

Oct 2, 2012

Sumitomo sees 'solar bubble' with rejection of nuclear power

As Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and billionaire Masayoshi Son lead a swarm of investors seeking to exploit Japan’s solar power subsidies — the largest in the world — Sumitomo Corp. is betting on wind. Trading house Sumitomo, Japan’s second-largest investor in power generation outside ...

May 15, 2012

Utilities' bond risk climbing amid nuclear shutdowns

The bond risk of nuclear power companies had the largest weekly increase in seven months led by Kansai Electric Power Co., the utility likely to face the biggest electricity shortage this summer, after the country shut its last reactor. The cost to insure the ...

Nov 18, 2010

Kyoto doubts prompt Japan to hedge carbon-trading bet

Japan, the world’s fifth-biggest producer of greenhouse gases, is building a new emissions market as the widest carbon-trading spreads in four months signal that the 1997 Kyoto climate agreement will be scrapped. Credits for 2012 in the United Nations market, set up after the ...