As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

National Nov 19, 2019

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

After recent typhoons ravaged the nation's power grid and disrupted services to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with existing rooftop solar capacity to create backup electricity networks. The backbone would be the ...

Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan needs extra budget of over ¥10 trillion: LDP No. 2 Toshihiro Nikai

The government needs to compile an extraordinary budget of more than ¥10 trillion to bolster the economy, a senior ruling party official said Tuesday. "As uncertainty grows about the economic outlook, (the government) cannot remove the public's anxiety without a large-scale supplementary budget," Toshihiro Nikai, ...

Japan marks one month since deadly Typhoon Hagibis

National Nov 12, 2019

Japan marks one month since deadly Typhoon Hagibis

A month after Typhoon Hagibis roared through central and eastern Japan, friends, family members and neighbors mourned the victims of the powerful storm, which claimed at least 90 lives and flooded tens of thousands of homes. The typhoon made landfall on Honshu on Oct. 12, ...