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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2020
Japan's nuclear regulator head calls on Tepco to beef up staff in wake of Fukushima decommissioning errors
The head of the nuclear regulator has called on the top executive of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings to beef up staff at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in the wake of a string of human errors in decommissioning work.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2019
Removal of spent nuclear fuel at Fukushima No. 1 delayed up to five years
Tokyo Electric's fourth delay is needed for more safety steps, including an enclosure for reactor No. 1 to prevent radioactive dust from spreading, the government said.
BUSINESS
Nov 23, 2019
Japan to assist creation of local power providers that function even during blackouts
The Environment Ministry plans to create a financial aid program to encourage the establishment of community-based power providers that could supply energy locally if disasters bring large-scale outages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2019
Japan's METI says it's safe to dump radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear disaster into ocean
Storage tanks for the waste water at Fukushima No. 1 are getting full, Tepco says.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 12, 2019
Tepco to expand services to cover almost all of Japan
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., known as Tepco, said Tuesday the group will sell electricity to households across Japan, with the exception of Okinawa Prefecture, from Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2019
Dozens of bags of radioactive waste still missing in Fukushima three weeks after intense typhoon
Dozens of bags containing waste polluted with radioactive substances are still missing in Fukushima Prefecture, three weeks after they were swept away from storage areas in floods triggered by Typhoon Hagibis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 30, 2019
Tepco may become first Japanese utility to issue green bonds
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. could become the first Japanese utility to issue green bonds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Oct 11, 2019
With appeal of Tepco acquittal, thousands hit by Fukushima nuclear disaster seek closure
Plaintiffs have appealed a ruling handed down by the Tokyo District Court in mid-September that found three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of professional negligence. A class action lawsuit against the executives claimed they had failed to apply the proper safety measures to prevent...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 1, 2019
Prosecutors appeal acquittal of former Tepco execs over Fukushima nuclear disaster
An appeal has been filed with the Tokyo High Court challenging the acquittal of three former Tepco executives over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Sep 29, 2019
The Tepco verdict is predictable but not insignificant
Three Tepco executives are acquitted of criminal negligence in the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster. Did the court recognize the unfairness of holding only three people responsible for a crisis that had much broader causes?
EDITORIALS
Sep 20, 2019
Acquittals don't absolve Tepco of blame for disaster
The acquittals of the former Tepco executives highlight the limitations of criminal trials in pursuing the responsibility of executives of large firms for serious accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2019
Former Tepco executives found not guilty of criminal negligence in Fukushima nuclear disaster
Three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are acquitted of professional negligence relating to the 2011 crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2019
Eight years since nuclear disaster, Fukushima hopes Rugby World Cup can clean up its image
On pristine pitches in northeastern Japan, the Argentine men's rugby team practiced their scrums, line-outs and set plays in the sunshine in preparation for their opening game against France this week in the Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2019
Osaka mayor Ichiro Matsui offers to take in tainted Fukushima water and dump it into Osaka Bay
Ichiro Matsui, the mayor of Osaka and head of Nippon Ishin no Kai, said Tuesday that water tainted by radioactive tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could — if proven environmentally safe — be sent to Osaka and dumped into Osaka Bay.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2019
Typhoon-hit Chiba seeking volunteers to help with repairs amid power outage
Some municipalities in typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture start recruiting volunteers as more than 100,000 households remained without electricity nearly a week after the typhoon blew through.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2019
Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says
Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2019
Power returns to parts of typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture, but 300,000 still in the dark
Full recovery for the remaining households will have to wait until Friday or later, a utility firm said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2019
Fukushima fishermen angry at environment minister's remarks on plan to dump nuclear plant water into Pacific
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2019
Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water
Government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant amid worries the water may be dumped into the ocean.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 28, 2019
Tepco, Chubu Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi to discuss four-way nuclear alliance
Tepco, Chubu Electric Power, Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. said Wednesday they have agreed to discuss potential collaboration on nuclear power, as the industry faces a challenging business environment following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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