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2009-04-09 11:28:05

A Japanese government safety commission has approved the reopening of the world’s largest nuclear power plant just two years after an earthquake resulted in a radioactive leak.

2008-09-22 18:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The volume of carbon dioxide emitted by Japanese power firms in fiscal 2007 rose 10.5 pct from a year earlier, an industry group said Monday.

2008-08-14 18:00:39

Tokyo, Aug. 14 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s electricity supply capacity will be tested as early as next week, when offices and factories resume work after the Bon summer holidays.

2008-07-29 06:00:44

Tokyo Electric Power, the biggest utility in Asia, projected a record loss for this business year, hurt by soaring energy prices and the indefinite closure of a quake-hit nuclear power plant.

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday the company will overhaul its electricity rate structure in the autumn to adequately reflect surging fuel costs stemming from higher crude oil prices, a move expected to lead to a steep rate hike in January.

2005-08-20 22:29:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which occurred at 11:29 a.m., the Meteorological Agency said.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.