Sep 20, 2016

Panel to examine options for wrecked Fukushima plant

A panel of experts will discuss reforms at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., including the costly plans to scrap its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday. The costs of decommissioning the plant, ravaged by the 2011 triple ...

Aug 31, 2016

Niigata governor suddenly drops re-election bid

Hirohiko Izumida, governor of Niigata Prefecture, said Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw his bid for re-election in the Oct. 16 gubernatorial election. The move may affect Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s efforts to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the prefecture, ...

Aug 23, 2016

Sony, Tepco may bring internet of things into homes

Sony Corp. and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are considering teaming up to offer household services based on so-called internet of things technology, subsidiaries of the two firms said Tuesday. Under the envisaged partnership, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Tepco Energy Partner Inc. ...