Business / Corporate Feb 20, 2017

Tepco, Chubu Electric may integrate thermal power biz in 2018

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. are considering integrating their thermal power generation business in fiscal 2018, a report said Monday. Tepco, an embattled utility facing the gigantic cost of dealing with the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 ...

Business / Corporate Jul 21, 2015

Chubu Electric mulls selling power with Inpex

Chubu Electric Power Co. is considering joining hands with Inpex Corp. to sell electricity to gas operators in the Kanto region, company sources said Tuesday. The Nagoya-based utility, which currently supplies power in central Japan under a regional monopoly system, hopes to utilize the sales ...

National / Politics Feb 24, 2014

Ex-bureaucrat wins Yamaguchi race

Former bureaucrat Tsugumasa Muraoka on Sunday won the Yamaguchi gubernatorial election by defeating two candidates to succeed Gov. Shigetaro Yamamoto, who resigned due to illness. According to the election board's final tally, Muraoka, 41, a former official of the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry, drew ...