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JAPAN / Explainer
Oct 19, 2015
The Fukushima nuclear cleanup, four years on
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is scheduled to complete a seaside wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station at the end of the month.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2015
Fukushima skating rink to reopen in anticipation of residents' return
A well-known skating rink in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, that closed after the triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in 2011 will reopen in January, giving a shot in the arm to the disaster-stricken area.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2015
Tepco expects to begin freezing ice wall at Fukushima No. 1 by year-end
Tokyo Electric Power Co. expects to begin freezing a soil barrier by the end of the year to stop water entering the wrecked Fukushima nuclear facility.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2015
Who's responsible for the Fukushima disaster?
The International Atomic Energy Agency released its comprehensive — but mostly ignored — final report on Fukushima on Aug. 30.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2015
Tepco rejected requests for anti-tsunami steps before 2011 nuclear crisis
The utility turned down a request by the nuclear safety agency to consider steps against giant waves at the Fukushima plant before the 2011 disaster: records.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2015
Radioactive rain releases can't be curbed due to lack of laws: NRA
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant has released rainwater tainted with radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean at least seven times since April.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2015
Former PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power makes little economic sense, must end
Although the first reactor in Japan to be fired up in two years went online last month, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Wednesday that Japan needs to seek a nuclear-free path.
Sep 15, 2015
Japan pledges open info-sharing at IAEA on Fukushima No. 1
Japan's nuclear energy promotion chief vowed in Vienna on Monday to continue work to decommission the reactors and contain the water crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in a transparent manner.
Sep 14, 2015
End the nuclear 'safety myth'
The International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on the Fukushima disaster provides a stark lesson on the need to avoid slipping into the same old 'safety myth' surrounding nuclear power.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2015
Tepco dumps treated groundwater in Pacific to ease toxic water buildup at Fukushima No. 1
The project has been touted as one of Tepco's key measures in tackling the contaminated water problem at the shattered nuclear plant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Sep 9, 2015
Tepco's index-topping gains fueled by electricity shake-up
Japan's reform of its energy market is proving a boon to investors in the company at the center of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2015
Accord reached with French Indo-China; Tepco reveals atomic power generation plans; Tokyo civil servants get reusable chopsticks
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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2015
Utilities buying new gas turbines to cut fuel bills
The nation's biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 3, 2015
Tepco-Chubu venture to expand overseas thermal coal sales
A Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. joint venture is planning to expand overseas sales of coal as demand is expected to slow at home.
Aug 24, 2015
Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s road back to becoming a nuclear power utility remains uncertain amid staunch local opposition to restarting the facility at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2015
Top-heavy, nuke-clinging Kepco faces liberated electricity market
News that 7-Eleven stores in the Kansai region will trade Kansai Electric Power Co.'s electricity in favor of cheaper electricity from Tokyo Electric Power Co. has locals wondering if Kepco's six-decade monopoly over Kansai's electricity supply might be ending.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 18, 2015
Tepco faces mounting legal woes over Fukushima No. 1 meltdowns
Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster started, and as the country tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, legal challenges against the crippled plant's operator are mounting.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2015
Utilities spent ¥1.4 trillion last year to maintain idled reactors
The nation's nine utilities with nuclear power plants had to spend a total of about ¥1.4 trillion last fiscal year to maintain their idled reactors, financial statements showed Monday, revealing part of the reason that electricity rates went up.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2015
Post-3/11 power-conservation goals change the energy game
The heat wave rolling over Tokyo is a godsend for Olympics bashers like former newscaster Hiroshi Kume. On his TBS radio show last week, he said that five years from now when the games are held here, they will "violate the Olympic charter," which requires an environment where all athletes can demonstrate...
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2015
In major victory for nuclear industry, first reactor goes online under post-Fukushima regime
Four years and five months to the day after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 power station, Japan formally returned to nuclear power Tuesday with the restart of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai No. 1 reactor in Kagoshima Prefecture.


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