• Kyodo


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will promote managing director Naomi Hirose as the next president of the ailing utility, which is expected to be effectively nationalized as it struggles to cope with the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis that started last year.

The 59-year-old executive is in charge of compensation issues related to the catastrophe and has apparently received recognition for firmly handling his job. The promotion was decided at an extraordinary board meeting.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.