Enron Japan Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of failed U.S. energy giant Enron Corp., said Tuesday it and three other Enron group companies in Japan have filed for bankruptcy.

The move by Enron Japan, Enron Japan Marketing Corp., Enron Japan Funding Corp. and E Power Corp. followed the failure of the U.S. parent, which together with 13 affiliated entities filed for court protection from creditors Dec. 2 in one of the biggest bankruptcies in U.S. corporate history.

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