Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

National May 29, 2017

Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

Representatives of Tokyo Electric on Monday began visiting about 41,000 households around its idled nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture to apologize for withholding vital safety information about a facility there. The utility, which also runs the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant, is pushing to ...

Editorials Jan 9, 2014

Tepco's flawed turnaround plan

Tepco should further streamline its operations and explore new avenues of business growth, such as the retail sale of electricity in parts of Japan, rather than return to its old model that depended on nuclear power for profitability.

Ex-steel chief seen taking over at Tepco

Business Dec 27, 2013

Ex-steel chief seen taking over at Tepco

The government is making final arrangements to appoint Fumio Sudo, an ex-president of steel-maker JFE Holdings Inc., as the next chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co., which is trying to restructure as it struggles with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources said Friday. Sudo, 72, currently ...

Editorials Jul 5, 2013

Irrational reactor restart plan

Tokyo Electric Power Co. appears to be using the threat of rate hikes to win public support for restarting two reactors at a nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture.