National Mar 30, 2017

More households change power suppliers amid market liberalization

Over 3 million households in Japan have switched their electricity suppliers to new entrants to the retail power market since the market was fully liberalized last April. Although the figure accounts for only 5 percent of overall household subscribers, the trend is expected to gather ...

Editorials Jan 16, 2015

Uphold safety in gas liberalization

While market liberalization of retail gas sales should be pursued in order to lower fees for consumers, the arguments by major gas suppliers for a safe and stable supply of city gas make sense.

Business Feb 28, 2014

Retail electricity market bills passed

The government approved bills Friday that will set the stage for Japan to move ahead with liberalization of the retail electricity market, something that has largely been dominated by regional monopolies over the past 60 years. The liberalization of the market for households and other ...