Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

Reference | Q&A Mar 31, 2016

Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan's electricity market receives a fundamental shake-up on Friday, with the introduction of greater competition for households and small businesses. Until now, regional utilities have monopolized supply. There will be some unfamiliar names among the new entrants, bringing with them a wide range of choices ...

National | Q&A Oct 19, 2015

The Fukushima nuclear cleanup, four years on

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is scheduled to complete a seaside wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station at the end of the month. Since January, slightly tainted water has overflowed from drainage systems at Fukushima No. 1 into the ocean nine times. The company, ...

Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science

Reference | Q&A Sep 25, 2015

Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science

by Tomoko Otake

Former professional wrestler-turned TV personality Akira Hokuto, 48, made headlines this week when she announced on Wednesday she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery to remove her right breast on Thursday. Hokuto revealed in her blog that the diagnosis came as a ...