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    1. November 13, 2014

      Oil’s dive set to transform LNG market

      The downward spiral in oil prices is poised to shake up liquefied natural gas, a critical source of energy in east Asia and...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2014

      Cleaning up Fukushima

      Shizuo Kambayashi/EPA Workers wearing protective gear rest at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi...

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      Positive leadership and the prospect of the Olympics returning to Tokyo are boosting c...
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    1. October 7, 2014

      Tepco and Chubu combine to buy fuel and build power plants

      Two of Japan’s biggest utilities will combine to buy fuel and build power plants, in a deal that could upset global gas...

    2. January 15, 2014

      Japanese utilities to unite to buy LNG

      Tokyo Electric Power, the company that owns Japan’s ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, plans to join forces...

    3. January 8, 2014

      ABP dumps €18m Tepco stake after safety concerns

      ABP, the Dutch pension fund, has dumped its stake in Tokyo Electric Power, joining other foreign institutional investors in...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2013

      Masked employee at Fukushima plant

      Tomohiro Ohsumi/EPA A Tokyo Electric Power employee wears a protective suit and mask to walk past storage tanks for...

    5. November 7, 2013

      New Japan index vaunts return on equity and investor friendliness

      Farewell Panasonic, Mazda Motor and Tokyo Electric Power. All are stalwarts of the Nikkei 225 stock average and the Topix,...

    6. October 30, 2013

      Fukushima hurts nuclear revival hopes

      Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics has reminded the world of the country’s many attractive qualities, from...

    7. October 30, 2013

      Toppling Tepco

      Japan has paid a high price for the delusions of people involved in its nuclear power industry. Regulators’ misplaced...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 30, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff takes a look at the idea that future healthcare spending may not be as huge as...

    9. October 30, 2013

      Japan government moves closer to Fukushima takeover

      Japan’s government has moved a step closer to taking direct control of the clean-up at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

    10. September 26, 2013

      Tepco to seek restart of Japan nuclear plant

      Tokyo Electric Power could restart one of its idled nuclear plants for the first time since the Fukushima disaster in 2011,...

    11. September 1, 2013

      Tepco reports new radiation hotspots at Fukushima plant

      Tokyo Electric Power has reported new radiation hotspots at four locations near tanks holding contaminated water at its...

    12. August 26, 2013

      US Treasuries push higher

      Monday 21.00 BST. US government bonds rose at the start of the week after weaker than expected data cast doubt on whether...

    13. August 23, 2013

      Calls for Japan nuclear switch-off threaten ‘Abenomics’

      Yumi Murakami began her weekly vigils not long after the tsunami-induced meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

    14. August 23, 2013

      Equities mixed after hectic week for EM

      Friday 21:05 BST. Global equities adopted a cautiously positive tone at the end of a week that saw US government bond yields...

    15. August 22, 2013

      Fresh radiation concerns at Fukushima plant

      Workers scanning for further leaks at the Fukushima nuclear site have discovered pockets of high radiation close to some...

    16. August 21, 2013

      Tepco shares fall as Japan nuclear watchdog raises leak concerns

      Shares in Tokyo Electric Power fell as much as 15 per cent on Wednesday as Japan’s nuclear watchdog raised concerns over a...

    17. August 21, 2013

      Stocks choppy after release of Fed minutes

      Wednesday 21:10 BST. Financial markets saw choppy trading as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting did...

    18. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Cetier the first: convertible capital hurdles. - The emerging-market squeeze. - Which famous...

    19. August 20, 2013

      Crippled Fukushima nuclear plant springs fresh leak

      Shares in Tokyo Electric Power plunged as much as 15 per cent on Wednesday as Japan’s nuclear regulator raised concerns over...

    20. August 12, 2013

      Nuclear nightmare

      Two-and-a-half years after the tsunami-induced triple meltdown at Fukushima, Japan’s once-vaunted nuclear industry remains a...

    21. August 7, 2013

      Japan poised to intervene in Fukushima clean-up

      Japan’s government is preparing to take a more direct role in the clean-up effort at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

    22. July 23, 2013

      Tepco hit over slow acknowledgment of radioactive leak

      The operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has come under fire for its slow response to evidence that...

    23. July 12, 2013

      Hero who strove to contain a nuclear calamity

      Just before dawn on March 14 2011, when the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station was at its bleakest,...

    24. 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...

    25. May 23, 2013

      Appeal for calm after Japan share plunge

      Japanese stocks posted their steepest one-day decline in more than two years on Thursday amid record trading values, as...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian shares rose, led by Japanese markets driven higher by US consumer sentiment data and a newspaper report that Tokyo...

    27. May 2, 2013

      Japanese consortium set for Turkish nuclear power deal

      Japan is set to build its first overseas nuclear power station since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, with prime...

    28. April 7, 2013

      Fukushima suffers new radioactive leak

      Radioactive water has seeped into the soil from an underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant...

    29. April 2, 2013

      Thermal coal caught in Mexican stand-off

      The global thermal coal industry is in the midst of a rare Mexican stand-off, with billions of dollars of coal shipments and...

    30. April 2, 2013

      Tepco: jolt from the blue

      Abenomics shifted gear on Tuesday when Japan’s cabinet approved a proposal to sort out the country’s troubled electricity...

    31. April 2, 2013

      Japan to overhaul power sector

      Japan has committed to an overhaul of its electric power sector after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved a plan to...

    32. April 1, 2013

      Weak exporters lead Tokyo’s Nikkei lower

      Asian equities were hit by a mixed batch of economic data, led lower by Japan’s Nikkei 225 as investors booked profits on...

    33. March 31, 2013

      Japanese cross-holdings ripe for sale

      An “Abenomics”-inspired surge in Japanese companies’ stock portfolios will boost earnings for the fiscal year just ended,...

    34. March 25, 2013

      Opposition mounts to US gas exports

      The shale revolution has been a gift to the US economy, but like many windfalls it has provoked intense debate over how it...

    35. March 19, 2013

      Fukushima nuclear plant loses power

      A power failure at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station which shut down critical cooling systems for more than a day,...

    36. February 26, 2013

      Japan wakes up to US shale revolution

      Japan has awakened to the US shale revolution. When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met President Barack Obama in...

    37. February 7, 2013

      Japan’s Tepco signs gas deal with US

      Japan’s largest gas consumer has signed a deal to buy liquefied natural gas from the US, as the shale revolution that has...

    38. December 25, 2012

      Japan to strengthen insider trading rules

      Japan’s financial regulator is to strengthen penalties significantly for insider trading in an effort to regain investor...

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