Apr 24, 2017

Government may pull plug on a quarter of clean-energy projects

About a quarter of all approved clean-energy projects in Japan may no longer qualify for government incentives after failing to meet a deadline to secure grid access, according to preliminary estimates from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. About 456,000 projects totaling 27.7 ...

Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Jan 17, 2017

Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Shrubbery outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was set on fire, scorching the wall of a nearby subway station building, police said. They arrested a 78-year-old anti-nuclear activist for allegedly starting the blaze Monday and damaging private propery. The suspect, Taichi Masakiyo, ...

Sep 29, 2016

Pay-by-fingerprint system to be tested at tourism hot spots

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is set to test a system allowing travelers to make payments at popular tourist spots using only their fingerprints. The trial, to start in popular destinations such as Hakone and Yugawara in Kanagawa Prefecture, will be part ...

Sep 20, 2016

Panel to examine options for wrecked Fukushima plant

A panel of experts will discuss reforms at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., including the costly plans to scrap its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday. The costs of decommissioning the plant, ravaged by the 2011 triple ...