Mar 23, 2015

¥189 billion in public money spent on Fukushima cleanup so far

A total of ¥189.2 billion in taxpayers’ money has been spent since fiscal 2011 on decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and dealing with the buildup of radioactive water there, according to the Board of Audit. The board also said Monday that ...

Mar 16, 2015

Tepco to promote bundled services ahead of deregulation

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to start a marketing campaign this autumn for joint sales of electricity and other services with partner companies. Tepco, which enjoys a monopoly in the Tokyo area for electricity sales to small-lot users, hopes to boost its competitiveness through ...

U.N. chief Ban says students in Fukushima impressed him

Mar 15, 2015

U.N. chief Ban says students in Fukushima impressed him

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was impressed by the high school students in Fukushima when he visited the disaster-hit prefecture four years ago. The students had experienced such a terrible tragedy and some of them had lost their parents, some of ...

Mar 13, 2015

It's time to punish Tepco

by William Pesek

Four years on, it's still not clear whether Tokyo Electrip Power Co. has learned anything, or why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not demanded accountability from the company tht gave the world its worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Mar 13, 2015

Tepco in talks with mobile carriers to form partnership: sources

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is currently in talks with three major Japanese mobile carriers to find a partner for joint marketing, as the planned liberalization of the retail electricity market next year is expected to boost competition, informed sources said Friday. The utility will ...

Mar 11, 2015

NRA chief warns of ongoing risks at wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant

The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant four years after a series of meltdowns, the chairman of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there. “There have been quite a few accidents ...

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

Mar 10, 2015

Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

One of the towns evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said Tuesday. The deserted town of Futaba, one of the two that host the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, ...