Feb 25, 2016

Tokyo power retailer pulls plug, owes reported ¥1 billion to Tepco

Financially struggling Japan Logitec Cooperative Association is likely cease electricity retail operations at the end of March, informed sources said Wednesday. The Tokyo-based power retailer has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co. to cancel a contract to use Tepco’s power grid, chiefly due to its ...

Feb 24, 2016

Lawson to open store at crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant

Lawson Inc. will open a convenience store at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex where decommissioning work is underway following the 2011 tsunami-triggered disaster there, sources said Tuesday. From March 1, the store will be open from early morning to the evening, selling groceries ...

Feb 20, 2016

Tohoku promotional event in Seoul canceled at last minute

A Japanese government event in Seoul intended primarily to promote the tsunami-hit Tohoku region has been canceled at the last minute, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “We continued talks with South Korean authority but could not obtain permission to hold the event,” a ...

Tepco looks overseas as shake-up, competition loom at home

Feb 8, 2016

Tepco looks overseas as shake-up, competition loom at home

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is seeking to expand operations abroad to diversify amid a power market shake-up at home. Japan’s biggest utility faces a fully liberalized power market from April and the prospect of new entrants encroaching on its base of about 29 million ...