Dec 25, 2015

Lawson, Mitsubishi plan foray into electricity market

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. said Friday they plan to jump into the electricity market. Lawson and Mitsubishi will accept applications for contracts from February, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, with an aim to starting electricity sales to ...

Aug 11, 2015

Ministry planning system to promote geothermal power

The Ministry of the Environment will introduce a system to promote geothermal power generation by involving local municipalities from the initial stages of plant construction, according to informed sources. The ministry will set up consultative bodies of municipalities interested in hosting geothermal power generation ...

Firms start generating own power

Oct 22, 2013

Firms start generating own power


A remote Toyota plant in northeastern Japan bears few scars from the devastating quake-tsunami more than two years ago that completely shut it down. Employees roll out more than 100,000 Corolla and Yaris sedans a year and the factory looks like most operated by ...