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The Shika nuclear power in Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
Japan's nuclear power plants largely undamaged following quake
While the plants escaped serious damage, the tremor could once again spark public concern about the safety of nuclear energy.
Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2023
Kansai Electric applies to run Takahama reactor beyond 50th year
The No. 1 reactor at the plant in Fukui Prefecture is the oldest active reactor in Japan, having been commissioned in November 1974.
Mitsui, Japan's biggest ammonia importer, will conduct a joint study with three other companies on establishing a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain through the Osaka coastal industrial zone.
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2023
Trading and energy firms tie up to study Osaka fuel supply chains
Hydrogen and ammonia, which do not emit carbon dioxide when burning, are an important part of Japan's energy security strategy.
Kansai Electric Power's Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 3, 2023
Japan's nuclear restarts this year to hasten LNG import decline
Kansai Electric Power's plan next month to relaunch the last idle reactor at its flagship nuclear plant will mark an energy shift in Japan.
The Takahama No. 1 reactor (right) is the oldest of Japan's nuclear reactors not set for decommissioning.
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2023
Kansai Electric restarts 48-year-old Takahama reactor
It is the second time that a reactor over 40 years old has been reactivated, after the restart of the No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric's Mihama plant, also in Fukui.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2023
Four Japanese utilities and sales units slapped with business improvement orders
The industry ministry monitoring committee on gas and electricity businesses concluded that their actions hinder liberalization of the electricity market and the development of the sector.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2023
Kansai Electric asks solar and wind power firms to suspend output
On Sunday, solar and wind power generation was suspended between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m as electricity supply in the Kansai electric areas would have exceeded demand by 470,000 kilowatts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2023
Kansai Electric and four others submit business improvement plans
Kansai Electric Power Co. and four other Japanese power companies have submitted to the industry ministry plans to improve their business operations after unauthorized accesses to customer information managed by subsidiaries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 3, 2023
Japan firms roll back COVID measures for new recruit welcome events
Businesses are gradually returning to normal after the government revised mask-wearing guidance last month, leaving it up to individuals to decide whether or not to wear masks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2023
Takahama nuclear reactor in Fukui halted after alert goes off
The No. 4 reactor was halted after an alert went off warning of a rapid decrease in the number of neutrons.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2022
Osaka man arrested for taking online job recruitment test for money
Nobuto Tanaka, 28, was arrested Monday for allegedly standing in for a female university student and taking an online recruitment test for a credit card company in April.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2022
Japan's power crunch seen continuing despite nuclear plant restarts
A total of 10 nuclear reactors in Japan have cleared new standards set by the Nuclear Regulation Authority and have received the green light from local municipalities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 1, 2022
Firms revive in-person ceremonies as new recruits start work
Toyota Motor Corp. and Kansai Electric Power Co. were among a number of major companies holding face-to-face entrance ceremonies again at their headquarters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 23, 2021
As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm
Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted the No. 3 reactor at its Mihama station in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
Fukui nuclear unit becomes Japan's first to operate beyond 40-year limit
The reactor had stopped operations after the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2021
Japan's first reactor to operate beyond 40-year limit to restart in June
Kansai Electric Power Co. will begin loading nuclear fuel into the No. 3 unit at the Mihama plant in Fukui Prefecture from May 20.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2021
Three aging reactors in Fukui Prefecture given OK for restart
The prefecture's decision could set a precedent that leads to more aging reactors getting restarted instead of being scrapped.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2021
Mayor gives Japan's first approval for restart of reactors over 40 years old
Takahama Mayor Yutaka Nose reached his decision after receiving assurances from the government that it would boost revitalization projects and the town's funding.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Dec 9, 2020
Oi ruling could signal trouble ahead for nuclear reactor restart plans
An Osaka court has stunned the nuclear power industry with a ruling saying Kepco's calculations for standards involving earthquake safety were flawed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 4, 2020
Japan court nullifies approval of Oi nuclear reactor's safety steps
It is the first time a court has blocked government approval for a power company to operate a nuclear plant under new, post-Fukushima safety standards.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves