Masato Fukui

For Masato Fukui's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Electric, gas firms step into kerosene breach

Business Dec 1, 2005

Electric, gas firms step into kerosene breach

The recent surge in kerosene prices is a strain on consumer purse strings, giving electric power and gas companies a prime opportunity to entice new customers by providing home heating at stable prices. The price of kerosene in October jumped 27 percent over the same ...

Business Sep 13, 2005

Competition heats up in household energy market

Fierce competition is heating up among electric, gas and oil companies to win more household customers and increase sales. Power companies are proposing "all electricity" homes in which electricity is used for all household energy needs, including hot water. A renovated condominium complex near completion in ...