Tepco picks new young leader Kobayakawa to take reins of reform

/ Mar 31, 2017

Tepco picks new young leader Kobayakawa to take reins of reform

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Friday it will appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, the 53-year-old head of the group’s electricity retail arm, as president, rejuvenating top management amid increasing pressure for corporate reform. The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant also ...

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

/ Mar 18, 2017

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

The government has asked former Hitachi Ltd. Chairman Takashi Kawamura, 77, to be the next chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., informed sources said. The government expects Kawamura, who led a quick turnaround at the electronics and machinery conglomerate, to reform Tepco, ...

Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

Nov 18, 2016

Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

The Nagoya Municipal Government on Friday took the unusual step of warning tourists that they enter Nagoya Castle’s tower at their own risk due to the building being in danger of collapse in a strong earthquake. The city said it installed the three signs ...

Sep 21, 2016

Aichi-Nagoya bid for 2026 Asian Games finalized

The Japanese Olympic Committee said Wednesday it has received a report from the Aichi prefectural and Nagoya municipal governments confirming their agreement to seek to co-host the 2026 Asian Games. With the submission of the document under the names of Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura ...

Nagoya mayor's ¥8 million salary cap approved

/ Jul 3, 2013

Nagoya mayor's ¥8 million salary cap approved

The Nagoya Municipal Assembly enacted an ordinance Tuesday that caps the annual salary of Mayor Takashi Kawamura at ¥8 million — one of his policy pledges to help save taxpayer money. A special ordinance on his salary was adopted at a plenary session of ...

Mayoral race starts in Nagoya

/ Apr 8, 2013

Mayoral race starts in Nagoya

Official campaigning for the Nagoya mayoral election kicked off Sunday with three candidates, including incumbent Takashi Kawamura. Kawamura is up against Tamio Shibata, 48, a former part-time lecturer at Aichi University of Education who is backed by the Japanese Communist Party, and Tadamasa Fujisawa, ...