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Tepco gets low rating for nuclear accident drills, draws criticism

Jul 25, 2018

Tepco gets low rating for nuclear accident drills, draws criticism

A Niigata Prefecture nuclear power plant run by Tepco, the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 facility, received the lowest possible rating during preparation drills in the event of a severe incident, the nation's nuclear watchdog agency said in a report released Wednesday. None ...

Nippon Life to stop financing coal-fired power

Jul 24, 2018

Nippon Life to stop financing coal-fired power

by Taiga Uranaka

Nippon Life Insurance Co. will no longer extend loans for, or invest in, coal-fired power plants due to environmental concerns, an official at Japan's biggest life insurer said, in the first such move by a major domestic institutional investor. Japanese banks in recent months have ...

Jul 1, 2018

Shopping center opens in disaster-hit Fukushima town

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a public shopping complex took place Saturday in the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, which has been struggling to recover from the March 2011 nuclear disaster. The public facility "Kokonara Shotengai" houses 10 shops, including a supermarket, eateries ...