Tsuyoshi Inajima

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Oil experts huddle in Tokyo to seek refuge from China fuel flood

Mar 21, 2017

Oil experts huddle in Tokyo to seek refuge from China fuel flood

Huddled deep within Tokyo's government district, nearly two dozen of Japan's top oil experts pore over a problem plaguing their industry: How can they stop China from pushing its crude refiners into a corner? The task force, summoned by the trade ministry, needs a strategy ...

Japan's power producers to face china coal pain after steel

Mar 15, 2017

Japan's power producers to face china coal pain after steel

First it was Japan's steel makers, now it's the nation's power producers that are set to pay for China's coal policies. Japanese utilities may pay at least 29 percent more for annual supplies this year after China's efforts in 2016 to trim overcapacity led to ...

Idemitsu scion's defiance imperils $1.7 billion refinery merger

/ Sep 9, 2016

Idemitsu scion's defiance imperils $1.7 billion refinery merger

In Japan's carefully choreographed corporate world, public power struggles are generally frowned upon. Shosuke Idemitsu, 89, apparently doesn't roll that way. At an Idemitsu Kosan Co. shareholder meeting in June, investors were expected to vote in favor of reappointing directors who support the government-backed, $1.7 ...

Tepco to spend ¥2.67 trillion to grow

/ Jan 20, 2014

Tepco to spend ¥2.67 trillion to grow

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering spending about ¥2.67 trillion on strategic investments through partnerships as it seeks to chart a path to growth beyond the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster. Of the planned investments, the utility plans to borrow ¥2 trillion in fresh ...

Tepco minutes reveal staff exodus concerns

/ Jun 19, 2013

Tepco minutes reveal staff exodus concerns

Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives spent dozens of meetings fretting about the utility's future as hundreds of younger employees quit over salary cuts after the Fukushima No. 1 reactor meltdowns, according to minutes obtained by Bloomberg News. "The company could quickly deteriorate" as workers leave ...