Feb 24, 2016

Lawson to open store at crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant

Lawson Inc. will open a convenience store at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex where decommissioning work is underway following the 2011 tsunami-triggered disaster there, sources said Tuesday. From March 1, the store will be open from early morning to the evening, selling groceries ...

Feb 20, 2016

Tohoku promotional event in Seoul canceled at last minute

A Japanese government event in Seoul intended primarily to promote the tsunami-hit Tohoku region has been canceled at the last minute, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “We continued talks with South Korean authority but could not obtain permission to hold the event,” a ...

Tepco looks overseas as shake-up, competition loom at home

Feb 8, 2016

Tepco looks overseas as shake-up, competition loom at home

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is seeking to expand operations abroad to diversify amid a power market shake-up at home. Japan’s biggest utility faces a fully liberalized power market from April and the prospect of new entrants encroaching on its base of about 29 million ...

Jan 30, 2016

J-Village to serve as 2020 Olympic soccer training center

The men’s and women’s national soccer teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use the J-Village national soccer training center, currently serving as Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s forward base in dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, as their training base, the Japan Football Association ...

Jan 13, 2016

SoftBank unveils discounts for bundled power, mobile services

SoftBank Corp. has announced discounts for customers who bundle their electricity and mobile phone or broadband services. The plans will be available from April across areas covered by three power utilities involved. The carrier on Tuesday said it is set to start electricity sales ...