Apr 18, 2014

Chubu Electric gets OK to hike rates 3.77%

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Friday approved Chubu Electric Power Co.’s request to raise household electricity prices by an average of 3.77 percent. The hike, which takes effect May 1, will make the regional utility the seventh to raise electricity rates ...

Tax hike, Crimea cloud economy

| Mar 29, 2014

Tax hike, Crimea cloud economy

The first sales tax hike in 17 years and the ongoing geopolitical crisis over Crimea could turn into a double-whammy for Japan's fragile economic revival.

Feb 22, 2013

METI to trim requested power rate hikes in Kansai, Kyushu

A panel of experts under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has confirmed its plan to urge Kansai Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. to make more cuts in their fuel and personnel spending, a move that will likely lead to ...