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Japan Times
BUSINESS / EXPLAINER
Mar 29, 2020
A closer look at Kansai Electric and its gift-giving scandal
Earlier this month, Kansai Electric Power Co. concluded that scores of its employees had received cash and gifts worth hundreds of millions of yen from an influential politician in a Fukui Prefecture town where the utility operates a nuclear power plant. The revelations by Kepco's investigative panel...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2020
Tepco may take 30 years to release Fukushima No. 1 radioactive water
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it may spend up to 20 to 30 years releasing contaminated water into the surrounding environment from its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 19, 2020
Ex-chief of Japan Business Federation set to lead scandal-hit Kepco
A former chief of Japan's most powerful business lobby group is expected to become the new chairman of Kansai Electric Power Co., sources close to the matter said Thursday, as the firm aims to improve governance following a corruption scandal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2020
Kyushu Electric halts Sendai reactor due to delay in terrorism measures
A reactor at a nuclear plant run by Kyushu Electric Power Co. was halted Monday after the utility was unable to complete on schedule anti-terrorism measures required by regulators — the first such suspension under stricter rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2020
Kansai Electric ordered to improve operations over bribery scandal
The government on Monday ordered Kansai Electric Power Co. to improve its business operations following a bribery scandal involving the former deputy mayor of a town hosting one of its nuclear plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Sendai High Court orders Tepco to pay more to Fukushima evacuees
A high court on Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to pay ¥730 million in damages to evacuees from the 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdown, up ¥120 million from a lower court ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2020
Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido
A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2020
Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings
High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2020
IAEA chief says Fukushima water release plan meets global standards
The comment by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi comes amid strong opposition from local fishermen and neighboring South Korea to the plan to the release the radioactive water.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2020
No. 2 reactor at Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi, halted by 2011 tsunami, passes safety screening
A nuclear reactor in Miyagi Prefecture damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster formally cleared screening by a national nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, paving the way for it to restart after anti-disaster measures are completed by the end of March next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2020
Japan's Cabinet approves bill aimed at securing electricity supply in times of disaster
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill aimed at securing the supply of electricity in times of disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2020
Japan's curbs on foreign ownership to cover 12 sectors, sources say
The government's final plan to tighten scrutiny of foreign investment will affect about 400 to 500 listed Japanese firms, sources say.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 19, 2020
Shift to cleaner power sparks landmark green bond sale in Japan
In the gusty northeast, a power company is looking to fund offshore wind projects with a landmark sale of green bonds that seeks to muscle in on the growing pool of money available for environmentally friendly investments.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2020
Kepco to halt two nuclear reactors after missing counterterrorism deadline
Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it would suspend operations at two nuclear reactors after missing a deadline set by the industry regulator to build counterterrorism facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 27, 2020
Shikoku Electric won't appeal injunction over Ikata nuclear plant, for now
Shikoku Electric Power Co. said it won't appeal a high court injunction against operating the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, at least for the time being.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2020
Japan begins second removal of spent MOX fuel from nuclear reactor
Operations have begun to remove a rare type of spent fuel made of plutonium-uranium mixed oxide from a nuclear reactor in central Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2020
A new type of bond could help Japan's utilities cut emissions
Japanese power producers have been emitting more carbon dioxide since the 2011 nuclear disaster led to an increased reliance on fossil fuels, but a new kind of bond could help them reverse that trend.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2020
Mayor of Saga town that hosts nuclear plant admits he got cash from firm tied to Kepco scandal
Shintaro Wakiyama said that the money was received days after he was elected, in July 2018, from a then executive of Shiohama Industry Corp.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2020
Shikoku Electric again ordered to halt Ikata nuclear reactor over volcano risk
The court said the utility's preparations for eruptions that could endanger the plant were inadequate despite claims it would have plenty of advance warning.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2019
Some Kyushu Electric coal ships to use LNG, cutting emissions by 20%
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will start using vessels powered by liquefied natural gas to transport coal for thermal power generation, resulting in reduced carbon emissions from shipping.

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