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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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