Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

National Apr 24, 2020

Fukui kicks off ticket-based mask sales as 'Abenomask' plan flops

Fukui Prefecture began selling masks via numbered tickets Friday to ensure all 320,000 households get an equal opportunity to buy them amid the national shortage caused by the coronavirus, it said. Under Fukui's program, the first of its kind in Japan, people will eventually be ...

Kepco to halt two nuclear reactors after missing counterterrorism deadline

National Jan 29, 2020

Kepco to halt two nuclear reactors after missing counterterrorism deadline

Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it would suspend operations at two nuclear reactors after missing a deadline set by the industry regulator to build counterterrorism facilities. Under stricter rules implemented after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, utilities are now required to build emergency off-site control ...