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    1. November 21, 2014

      Abenomics fuels Japanese debate on widening inequality

      “Abenomics” has been a mixed blessing for shoeshop owner Yutaka Kobayashi. His wealthy elderly customers have continued to...

    2. October 23, 2012

      Doubts cast over Japan nuclear phase-out

      It has only been a month since Japan declared that it would close down its nuclear industry by the end of the 2030s, but...

    1. beyondbrics

      September 21, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Japanese companies report China delays * Brazil’s finance chief attacks US over QE3 * S Korean president approves land...

    2. September 21, 2012

      Tokyo warns on impact of island dispute

      Jun Azumi, Japan’s finance minister, has described reports of customs hold-ups for Japanese companies in China as “a matter...

    3. September 19, 2012

      Doubts rise on Japan’s nuclear phase-out

      Japan’s determination to phase out nuclear power before 2040 looks less certain after the cabinet offered only qualified...

    4. September 16, 2012

      Noda’s nuclear phase-out is not final word

      What Japan needs, says Yoshihiko Noda, its prime minister, is “decisive politics that makes the necessary decisions without...

    5. August 17, 2012

      Japan warns on island dispute with China

      Japan’s trade minister warned on Friday that the latest escalation of a dispute with China over islands in the East China...

    6. 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...

    7. April 19, 2012

      Japan posts record annual trade deficit

      Japan posted its worst trade deficit on record last year as energy imports soared, highlighting the economic cost of the...

    8. April 13, 2012

      Japan steps towards nuclear restart

      Japan’s paralysed nuclear industry took a step toward resuming operations at dozens of idled power plants on Friday after a...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2012

      Tepco faces avoids delisting, secures bailout

      Tokyo Electric Power received agreement from Japan’s government for $8.9bn of aid to support compensation payments after the...

    13. 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...

    14. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2012

      Minister urges Japan to use strong yen

      Japanese companies should take greater advantage of the strong yen to increase overseas investments and buy natural...

    15. January 19, 2012

      Minister urges Japan to use strong yen

      Japanese companies should take greater advantage of the strong yen to increase overseas investments and buy natural...

    16. January 19, 2012

      Edano plots Japanese energy reform

      Japan must strip its regional electricity utilities of their sales monopolies as part of reforms following last year’s...

    17. 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...

    18. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2011

      Tepco to ask for $12bn from government

      Tokyo Electric Power will ask the government for 900bn yen ($12bn) to avoid bankruptcy, according to a report in the Nikkei...

    19. October 16, 2011

      Japan’s utilities struggle with post-nuclear reality

      Japan’s economy minister has sharply criticised an atomic power operator over its handling of an email scandal that dealt a...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. August 1, 2011

      S Korea denies entry to Japan politicians

      South Korea has prevented three conservative Japanese politicians from entering the country in an escalating diplomatic spat...

    24. July 13, 2011

      Japan PM urges nuclear power phase-out

      Naoto Kan, Japan’s prime minister, has called on the country to gradually eliminate its reliance on nuclear power, in his...

    25. June 6, 2011

      Tepco tumbles on fresh bankruptcy fears

      Fukushima Daiichi before the earthquake and tsunami Shares of Tokyo Electric Power, operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2011

      Tokyo hit for 'rash' Tepco remarks

      Japanese business leaders have criticised government pressure on banks to waive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, in a rare...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 17, 2011

      Tokyo rebuked for ‘rash’ Tepco remarks

      Japanese business leaders have criticised government pressure on banks to waive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, in a rare...

    28. May 17, 2011

      Tokyo rebuked for ‘rash’ Tepco remarks

      Japanese business leaders have criticised government pressure on banks to waive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, in a rare...

    29. May 13, 2011

      Japan banks face Tepco plan pressure

      Japanese banks have come under pressure to forgive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, as part of a government plan to help the...

    30. April 27, 2011

      S&P sounds fresh alarm on Japan debt

      Standard & Poor's has cut its outlook for Japan’s sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative,” citing concerns that...

    31. April 22, 2011

      Dressing in a crisis

      Yukio Edano, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, speaks during a news conference at the prime minister’s official residence in...

    32. April 21, 2011

      Japan creates no-go area around nuclear plant

      The Japanese government has declared a no-entry zone within a 20km radius of Tokyo Electric Power’s stricken Fukushima...

    33. April 18, 2011

      Japan bars officials from utility jobs

      Japan will restrict senior industry regulators from taking jobs at power companies, in response to criticism that the...

    34. April 7, 2011

      BoJ to offer cheap loans to quake-hit lenders

      The Bank of Japan said on Thursday it would offer cheap funding to banks affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in...

    35. April 6, 2011

      Tepco finds no time to rest easy

      Japan has stopped a leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from its tsunami-crippled nuclear power station...

    36. April 2, 2011

      Tepco struggles to halt radioactive leak

      Tokyo Electric Power is struggling to block a crack in a pit that is leaking highly radioactive water into the ocean at its...

    37. April 1, 2011

      No plans to nationalise Tepco, says Kan

      Naoto Kan, Japan’s prime minister, has dismissed speculation that his government plans to nationalise the utility at the...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2011

      Tokyo eyes stake in Tepco

      Japan’s government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power...

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