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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2023
Government to ask Tokyo area to save power again this summer
The government issued a nationwide power saving request from July to September last year, but the latest request only targets the area served by Tepco.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 16, 2023
Japan approves up to 42% increase in household electricity prices
Seven of Japan’s major energy providers will raise household their prices from June, in a move likely to add to inflation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2023
Tepco's treated water release operation plan formally approved
The plan includes standards for the levels of radioactive materials contained in the water when it is released.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
Nuclear disaster evacuation order lifted in part of Fukushima's Iitate
With the latest development, all districts designated as reconstruction bases in six Fukushima municipalities have now exited the nuclear disaster evacuation order.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2023
Japan's three mega-banks to face votes on climate change
Climate groups are targeting mega-banks Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group over financing linked to fossil fuels.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2023
Video probe shows internal damage to Fukushima reactor
The video illustrated the daunting task ahead to decommission the plant after it was hit by a huge tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2023
Power supply forecast to remain tight for Tokyo this summer
The reserve power supply capacity ratio in the Tokyo area in July could drop to 3%, the lowest level for maintaining stable supply, if an extreme heat grips the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 28, 2023
Missed rate hikes to stick Japanese utilities with revenue shortfall
Japan's government is taking time to approve the requests from utilities such as Tepco to ease the historically high inflation burden on consumers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2023
Japanese power company's crypto plan highlights challenge of storing renewable energy
The recent decision to divert excess renewable energy to crypto operations highlights a broader issue amid the nation's green shift: How to store surplus energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 15, 2023
The controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant's wastewater
Tepco says the water has been filtered to remove most radioactive elements, and calls the release both safe and necessary, but there has been domestic and international opposition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 26, 2023
As Japan's energy firms raise prices, here is how to cut electricity use
Seven major electric companies have applied to the industry ministry to boost its energy prices, causing further concern to households worried about rising costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 24, 2023
Tepco seeks to raise household power prices by 30% from June
The move follows five other Japanese electric utilities that have already applied to raise prices by between 28% and 46% from April due to soaring fuel procurement costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 21, 2023
Tepco to seek government OK for household rate hike for first time since 2012
If the planned application is approved, the utility is expected to raise the rates by around 30% in or after June, a move that would affect over half of its customer households.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2023
Tokyo court upholds acquittal for ex-Tepco executives over Fukushima nuclear crisis
The court's decision followed a 2019 ruling that the utility's former chairman and two former vice presidents could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2023
Fukushima treated water likely to be discharged in spring or summer
A revised policy on the disposal of the treated water, as well as financial support for affected fishing communities, was endorsed during a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2023
'Big challenges': Choosing a nuclear career in Japan
In the decade after the Fukushima disaster, the number of atomic science students in Japan fell by more than a quarter, according to the education ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 12, 2022
Miyagi fisheries industry fears impact of treated radioactive water release
The water, which contains hard-to-remove tritium, is expected to be discharged to the ocean from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as early as next spring.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 16, 2022
Japan’s changing nuclear energy policy
Under the government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan has sharply altered its thinking on nuclear power.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 2, 2022
Tepco to buy British wind farm developer Flotation Energy
Tepco Renewable Power will buy all of the outstanding shares in the British company from existing shareholders in its first investment in an overseas wind power business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2022
90% of Japan's major power firms report net losses for April-September
A weakening yen and rising prices of energy resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine are considered major factors, according to reports.

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