120 households in Tokushima still cut off by snow

Dec 8, 2014

120 households in Tokushima still cut off by snow

About 200 people in some 120 households in Tokushima Prefecture remained isolated Monday night as roads blocked by fallen trees and snow after heavy weekend snow had yet to be cleared. About 170 personnel from the Ground Self-Defense Force continued work to clear roads ...

Worst power outage yet downs Egypt subway, TV stations

Sep 6, 2014

Worst power outage yet downs Egypt subway, TV stations

Egypt suffered a massive power outage that halted parts of the Cairo subway, took TV stations off the air and ground much of the country to a halt for several hours Thursday, as officials offered no clear explanation for how the country suddenly lost ...

Aug 15, 2014

Snake zapped; 4,900 Shimonoseki households hit by blackout

About 4,900 households have been hit by blackouts in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as a snake climbed up an electric pole and came in contact with a wire, Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Thursday. A utility worker found a 1-meter-long dead snake hanging from a ...

Sep 17, 2013

Japan warned U.S. of blackout risk

by Jacob Adelman

The U.S. Department of Energy was informed by Japanese officials that the world’s third-largest economy risked a catastrophic power failure as it prepared to close its last operating nuclear reactor last year. Those warnings, detailed in redacted documents released to Bloomberg by the U.S. ...