Dec 1, 2015

Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family’s lawyers said. The settlement was reached Tuesday in the Tokyo District ...

Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

Oct 2, 2015

Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

A police station near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant restarted some operations Thursday. Futaba Police Station in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka had been unusable since the March 2011 reactor meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant. At a ...

Utilities buying new gas turbines to cut fuel bills

Sep 4, 2015

Utilities buying new gas turbines to cut fuel bills

The nation’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. Chubu Electric ...

Jul 29, 2015

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion

The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. will receive ¥950 billion more in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan may request WTO panel in August over Seoul's fishery import ban

Japanese agriculture minister Yoshimasa Hayashi suggested Tuesday the government may request the World Trade Organization set up a dispute settlement panel as early as next month over South Korea’s import restrictions on Japanese fishery products. South Korea issued the ban following the 2011 Fukushima ...

Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Jul 10, 2015

Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will deploy large-capacity water cannon systems at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture to prevent diffusion of radioactive materials in case of a disaster. Five sets of the system comprising a pumper and a water cannon ...

May 20, 2015

Tepco may have to pay nuclear compensation to businesses longer

The Abe administration and the ruling coalition are working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to businesses affected by the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by one year, according to officials. In response to strong pressure ...