Tokyo Electric Power Company http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29648/all en Nuke safety chief questioned over Fukushima: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nuke-safety-chief-questioned-over-fukushima-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a news report said Sunday.</p> <p>Prosecutors have interviewed Haruki Madarame, former chief of the Nuclear Safety Commission who was responsible for giving the government technical advice about the crisis, NHK quoted sources as saying.</p> <p>It said Madarame appeared voluntarily for questioning and was apparently asked to explain how he dealt with the disaster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nuke-safety-chief-questioned-over-fukushima-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear technology Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744400 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fukushima operator TEPCO shrinks nine-month net loss to $23.9 million</p> <p>sps-pb/pj</p> Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745149 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fukushima operator TEPCO forecasts $1.29 billion full-year net loss</p> <p>sps-pb/pj</p> Entertainment Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745150 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Fukushima operator TEPCO projects $1.29 bn year net loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/urgent-fukushima-operator-tepco-projects-129-bn-year-net-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fukushima operator TEPCO said Monday it expected to lose about $1.29 billion in the year to March, close to three times an earlier estimate, citing compensation and higher energy costs.</p> <p>Tokyo Electric Power said it was on track to lose 120 billion yen ($1.29 billion) for its full fiscal year, while also saying its net loss in the nine months to December shrank to 2.22 billion yen from a whopping 623.01 billion in the earlier year following Japan's quake-tsunami disaster.</p> <p>sps-pb/pj</p> Economy of Japan Fukushima Prefecture Tokyo Electric Power Company USD AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745158 at http://www.globalpost.com Fukushima operator TEPCO projects $1.29 bn year net loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fukushima-operator-tepco-projects-129-bn-year-net-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fukushima operator TEPCO said Monday it expected to lose about $1.29 billion in the year to March, close to three times an earlier estimate, citing compensation and higher energy costs.</p> <p>Tokyo Electric Power said it was on track to lose 120 billion yen ($1.29 billion) for its full fiscal year, while also reporting that its net loss in the nine months to December shrank to 2.22 billion yen from a whopping 623.01 billion in the earlier year following Japan's quake-tsunami disaster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fukushima-operator-tepco-projects-129-bn-year-net-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:15:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745164 at http://www.globalpost.com Tepco gets approval for $7.5 bln more compensation funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/tepco-gets-approval-75-bln-more-compensation-funds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tokyo] Electric Power Co on Monday received approval to tap the Japanese government for $7.5 billion more funds to compensate those harmed by the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.</p> <p>Tepco issued a statement saying the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry had approved the utility's request to increase compensation by 697 billion yen ($7.5 billion), or 22 percent, to 3.24 trillion yen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/tepco-gets-approval-75-bln-more-compensation-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Prefectures of Japan Tokyo Electric Power Company Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745171 at http://www.globalpost.com Fukushima operator TEPCO projects $1.29 bn year net loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fukushima-operator-tepco-projects-129-bn-year-net-loss-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO on Monday slashed its outlook for the fiscal year to March, warning it expected to lose about $1.29 billion or almost three times an earlier estimate.</p> <p>The embattled utility at the centre of the worst nuclear accident in a generation cited growing compensation and energy expenses for its weaker outlook, with its chief saying the firm would keep trying to cut its costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/fukushima-operator-tepco-projects-129-bn-year-net-loss-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Politics TEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:31:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745196 at http://www.globalpost.com New Fukushima pictures show wreckage of plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/new-fukushima-pictures-show-wreckage-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The shattered remains of a reactor building loom against a lowering sky, smoke or steam pouring from a gaping roof in the days after a huge tsunami smashed into Japan, crushing a nuclear power plant.</p> <p>This is just one of the more than 2,000 previously unseen images released by Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power showing the period between March 15, 2011, just four days after the tsunami struck, and April 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/new-fukushima-pictures-show-wreckage-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Nuclear accidents Nuclear technology Technology Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745281 at http://www.globalpost.com Fukushima survivors to sue Japan government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fukushima-survivors-sue-japan-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits next month to seek damages from the Japanese government, lawyers said Friday.</p> <p>At least 350 residents are to file a case with Fukushima District Court on March 11, the second anniversary of the disaster, the lawyers said, describing it as the largest class-action on the issue against the state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/fukushima-survivors-sue-japan-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Politics Prefectures of Japan Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 07:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749705 at http://www.globalpost.com Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/dry-ice-vacuum-cleaner-robot-bound-fukushima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A remote controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum up radiation was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Friday, the latest innovation to help the clean-up at Fukushima.</p> <p>The caterpillar-tracked device blasts dry ice -- frozen CO2 -- against floors and walls, evaporating and carrying radioactive substances with it, engineers said. The nozzle also sucks up the resulting gases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/dry-ice-vacuum-cleaner-robot-bound-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Tōhoku region Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:31:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756517 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Magnitude 6.2 quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-magnitude-62-quake-jolts-japan-no-tsunami-warning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, background)</p> <p>TOKYO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued.</p> <p>The quake shook buildings in Tokyo, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Tokyo Electric Power Co said there were not reports of irregularities at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan or at its other nuclear facilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-magnitude-62-quake-jolts-japan-no-tsunami-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Japan Tōhoku region Tokyo Electric Power Company Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765714 at http://www.globalpost.com Cancer risks higher in worst hit Fukushima area-WHO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - People in the area worst contaminated by radioactive material released by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident two years ago have a higher risk of developing certain cancers over their lifetime, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fukushima Prefecture Prefectures of Japan Tokyo Electric Power Company Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769465 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Japan's "Long War" to shut down Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/insight-japans-long-war-shut-down-fukushima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mari Saito, Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham</p> <p>TOKYO, March 6 (Reuters) - Just months after Quince was deployed to inspect Japan's tsunami-devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the $6 million robot got trapped in its dark and winding pathways.</p> <p>Seventeen months later, the high-tech soldier is still missing in action - a symbol of a daunting decommissioning project that will take decades, require huge injections of human and financial capital and rely on yet-to-be developed technologies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/insight-japans-long-war-shut-down-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Technology Tokyo Electric Power Company Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:21:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774351 at http://www.globalpost.com Q and A on Japan's disaster two years on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/q-and-japans-disaster-two-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan on Monday marks the second anniversary of its worst peace time disaster, when an earthquake-tsunami struck, triggering the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.</p> <p>Below are some commonly asked questions regarding where Japan stands two years since the multiple crises.</p> <p>Q: What happened on March 11, 2011?</p> <p>A: A 9.0-magnitude offshore earthquake struck under Pacific waters off Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan at 2:46 pm (0546 GMT). It set off a gigantic tsunami up to 20 metres (65.5 feet) high that swept much of the northeastern Pacific coastline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/q-and-japans-disaster-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Energy Fukushima Prefecture Politics Technology Tokyo Electric Power Company AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:16:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775731 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands in Japan anti-nuclear protest two years after Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/thousands-japan-anti-nuclear-protest-two-years-after-fukushima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mari Saito and Sophie Knight</p> <p>TOKYO, March 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday calling on the government to shun nuclear power, a day before the second anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world's worst atomic disaster in 25 years.</p> <p>Japan is still coming to terms with the disaster that ravaged its northeastern region two years ago - the earthquake and tsunami killed more than 15,000 people. Several thousand people are still unaccounted for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/thousands-japan-anti-nuclear-protest-two-years-after-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear energy Politics Tokyo Electric Power Company War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778687 at http://www.globalpost.com