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 ...

Aug 31, 2016

Niigata governor suddenly drops re-election bid

Hirohiko Izumida, governor of Niigata Prefecture, said Tuesday that he has decided to withdraw his bid for re-election in the Oct. 16 gubernatorial election. The move may affect Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s efforts to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the prefecture, ...