Jan 13, 2016

SoftBank unveils discounts for bundled power, mobile services

SoftBank Corp. has announced discounts for customers who bundle their electricity and mobile phone or broadband services. The plans will be available from April across areas covered by three power utilities involved. The carrier on Tuesday said it is set to start electricity sales ...

Jan 9, 2016

Fukushima nuclear evacuees fall below 100,000

As the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis approaches, the number of residents of the northeastern prefecture who are still living as evacuees has fallen below 100,000, a survey by the prefectural government revealed Friday. According to the survey, 56,463 evacuees ...

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

Jan 6, 2016

NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to urge power companies to inspect for possible problems related to the installation of electric cables for safety equipment at their nuclear power plants. At Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and other nuclear power ...

Tepco resumes TV ads in Niigata to address mistrust

Dec 24, 2015

Tepco resumes TV ads in Niigata to address mistrust

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is again airing TV commercials in Niigata Prefecture, where its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant is located. It halted such ads nationwide in the aftermath of the Fukushima No. 1 disaster, but resumed them in this one prefecture in June. As Tepco ...