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    1. July 5, 2013

      Japan utilities seek to re-embrace nuclear power

      Japanese electric utilities are to request permission to operate 10 nuclear reactors under new post-Fukushima safety rules...

    2. December 17, 2012

      LDP victory boosts Japan energy companies

      Japan’s decisive re-embracing of the party that built its nuclear industry sent shares in electric utilities sharply higher...

    1. September 23, 2012

      Intense dialogue, flawed governance

      What is the quality of the dialogue between fund managers and the companies in which they invest? The picture that emerges...

    2. September 5, 2012

      Rethink urged on Japan’s nuclear retreat

      The head of the company at the centre of the Fukushima nuclear accident has urged Japan’s leaders to rethink a proposed...

    3. August 2, 2012

      Japan starts debate on power deregulation

      When office workers at Tokyo’s Shin-Marunouchi building turn on their computers or brew their morning coffee, they are not...

    4. July 27, 2012

      Fukushima ‘Veterans Corps’ to tour US

      Yastel Yamada drew admiring headlines last year when his corps of Japanese gung-ho retirees offered to help end the...

    5. July 23, 2012

      Japan panel rebukes Fukushima operator

      Japanese experts examining the causes of the Fukushima nuclear accident delivered a stinging rebuke of the power plant’s...

    6. May 18, 2012

      Letter from Lex: Eurozone g-forces

      The eurozone was subjected to opposing g-forces this week, namely Germany and Greece. As the German economy powered ahead,...

    7. May 14, 2012

      Tepco

      Are the lights still on at Tokyo Electric Power? The company insists that they are – and the Japanese government is intent...

    8. May 14, 2012

      Japanese town votes to restart reactors

      A week after Japan switched off its last nuclear power plant in response to the disaster in Fukushima, a rural town council...

    9. April 27, 2012

      Tepco submits $24.8bn recovery plan

      Tokyo Electric Power, the Japanese nuclear crisis-hit utility, has submitted a recovery plan to the government under which...

    10. April 4, 2012

      Tepco faces revolt over price rise

      Tokyo Electric Power is facing a revolt by corporate customers after the utility said it would sharply increase the price of...

    11. March 27, 2012

      Japan’s nuclear exit weighs on oil demand

      The oil market is focused on supply surprises, but demand miscalculations are as relevant. News by email Sign up here to...

    12. March 9, 2012

      My findings in Japan’s existential fallout

      In retrospect I cannot but marvel at the extent of my naivety and ignorance then. But such was the mindset of almost...

    13. February 28, 2012

      Japan ill-prepared for Fukushima disaster

      The first independent investigation into Japan’s nuclear crisis has painted a damning portrait of the desperate efforts by...

    14. February 13, 2012

      Tokyo threatens to withhold Tepco aid

      Japan’s government has threatened to withhold a Y1tn ($12.9bn) financial rescue of Tokyo Electric Power , owner of Fukushima...

    15. January 26, 2012

      Japan to inject $12.9bn into Tepco

      Japan will inject Y1,000bn ($12.9bn) of fresh capital into Tokyo Electric Power, owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

    16. January 17, 2012

      Tepco raises electricity price by up to 18%

      Businesses in and around Tokyo will pay up to 18 per cent more for their electricity beginning in April as a result of the...

    17. January 11, 2012

      Tepco: price down, trading up

      Someone is interested in Tepco’s shares. Since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster last year, trading in the electricity group’s...

    18. January 11, 2012

      Resource stocks lead Asian indices higher

      Asian shares rose for a third consecutive session as resource stocks surged amid growing optimism about the global economy....

    19. December 27, 2011

      Tepco under pressure to nationalise

      Tokyo Electric Power is facing increased pressure to accept nationalisation from the Japanese government amid a warning from...

    20. December 26, 2011

      Report slams response to nuclear crisis

      The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and its regulators all failed in their duty to adequately prepare for and...

    21. December 8, 2011

      Tepco faces renewed pressure over state aid

      Tokyo Electric Power, owner of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant, is facing renewed financial pressures that could...

    22. December 5, 2011

      Tepco battles fresh nuclear plant leak

      A leak of highly radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has underscored the continued technical...

    23. November 29, 2011

      Asian stocks lifted by US recovery hopes

      Asian stocks extended their gains as exporters carried through the positive momentum following a strong start to the US...

    24. November 28, 2011

      Tepco to raise Y192bn from selling stakes

      Tokyo Electric Power said it would raise about Y192bn ($2.5bn) by selling its stakes in KDDI, the telecoms carrier, and...

    25. November 15, 2011

      Anti-nuclear mood melts Tepco’s hopes of normality

      Call it fortitude or fantasy, but executives at Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the owner of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

    26. November 4, 2011

      Tepco set for heavy losses despite more aid

      Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), operator of the Japanese nuclear plant destroyed by the tsunami in March, forecast a second...

    27. October 24, 2011

      Japan focus: Utilities suffer but demand grows overall

      Any review of Japanese debt capital market activity normally starts and ends with Tepco. The electric utility serving 29m...

    28. October 9, 2011

      A way through difficulties with activism

      In the absence of global institutions, laws and regulations, the only effective enforcer of corporate governance standards...

    29. October 4, 2011

      Tepco fights to keep nuclear emergency procedures secret

      Six months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, the Japanese utility that owns the plant is fighting to...

    30. October 4, 2011

      Japan’s radiation evacuees stuck in limbo

      Until March 11, the Futaba town office was a handsome brick building a few kilometres from a sprawling nuclear power station...

    31. October 4, 2011

      Tepco: inefficiency to the rescue

      The plan by a government-backed advisory panel to ensure that Tokyo Electric Power keeps serving 29m customers in the heart...

    32. October 3, 2011

      Tepco warned over $112bn funding shortfall

      Tokyo Electric Power, operator of Japan’s radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, could face a crippling Y8,600bn...

    33. September 27, 2011

      Heat rises on Tepco as Fukushima crisis eases

      Six months after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, operator Tokyo...

    34. August 22, 2011

      Japan warns on radiation-hit land

      Some areas near Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be uninhabitable for many years, due to...

    35. August 9, 2011

      Tepco suffers $7.4bn quarterly loss

      Tokyo Electric Power, operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, reported a Y571.7bn ($7.4bn) net loss for its first...

    36. July 27, 2011

      Tepco leads Japanese power generators lower

      Asian shares struggled to make progress on Wednesday on concerns about the impact of a US credit rating downgrade if...

    37. July 8, 2011

      Banks insist no respite for Tepco

      Japanese banks are adamant they will not waive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, in spite of suggestions a rescue plan for the...

    38. July 1, 2011

      Tepco slammed over Fukushima meltdown

      Executives at Tokyo Electric Power, operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, faced angry shareholders...

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