Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant

Niigata governor: Nuclear evacuation plans impossible without...
Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, meets with Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on March 12. (Hiroyuki Yamamoto)
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida said it is impossible to draw up effective evacuation plans for a nuclear accident unless the central government overhauls related laws and...
TEPCO posts profit of 190 billion yen, expects return to black for ...
TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Electricity rate hikes helped Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, post an ordinary profit of 189 billion yen ($1.84 billion) for the...
Niigata governor calls TEPCO's turnaround plan a 'pie in the sky'
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida addresses prefectural government officials in early January. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Government officials in Niigata Prefecture criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s rebuilding plan that includes bringing idled nuclear reactors back online.
Industry minister approves TEPCO's revival plan based on reactor...
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi, right, hands the certification of approval for TEPCO's revival plan to the utility President Naomi Hirose at the ministry on Jan. 15. (Hiroshi Kawai)
The trade ministry on Jan. 15 approved a revival plan for Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, its second attempt at restoring...
Nuclear power backers picking up steam on reactor restarts
The Asahi Shimbun
Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster triggered feverish calls among citizens and even politicians to abandon the nation’s reliance on nuclear power.
TEPCO eyes restarting 4 reactors by 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture (The Asahi Shimbun)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. hopes to have four nuclear reactors in Niigata Prefecture back online by 2015, including two planned for next summer, despite the crisis at its hobbled ...
Creditor banks to loan 500 billion yen to TEPCO
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s main creditor banks agreed to provide 500 billion yen ($5 billion) in loans after the utility forecast a fiscal 2014 profit based on assumptions it ...
Fukushima water crisis threatens TEPCO's plan to restart reactors...
Workers mount a tank component of filtered venting equipment on the No. 7 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Oct. 22. (Kohei Tomida)
KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata Prefecture--The growing problem of radioactive water at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is stymieing attempts by Tokyo Electric Power Co....
TEPCO vows to increase workers at Fukushima plant, improve water...
Storage tanks to store contaminated water continue to be built in the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, under fire to put right repeated contamination mishaps, promised on Oct. 15 to draft in extra workers and improve...
TEPCO implements new safety measures in bid to restart Niigata...
Filtered venting equipment is being installed at the No. 1 reactor of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Oct. 2. (Takashi Ebuchi)
KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. is installing new venting equipment at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant here as part of efforts to win approval to ...
EDITORIAL: Cash-hungry TEPCO mixes up its priorities
A senior official with Tokyo Electric Power Co. answers questions from reporters in Tokyo on Sept. 27 after the company filed a request with the nuclear industry watchdog for safety screening of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
The public is probably wondering if Tokyo Electric Power Co. is actually aware of the situation it is in.
TEPCO head expects return to the black through cost cutting
Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., talks about plans to improve his company's finances in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Sept. 28. (Makiko Ikenaga)
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. predicted that the embattled utility can return to profitability for the current fiscal year by cutting costs even without restarting...
Tokyo rally protests moves to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors
Demonstrators outside the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Sept. 27 protest moves to restart reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in central Tokyo on Sept. 27 to oppose Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s moves to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in...
Chastened TEPCO applies for safety screenings for restarting 2...
Takafumi Anegawa, managing executive officer of TEPCO, submits applications to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for screenings for two Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant reactors on Sept. 27 at NRA's headquarters in Tokyo's Minato Ward. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
Claiming it had learned a painful lesson from the disaster at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Sept. 27 applied for safety screenings for...
Niigata governor approves TEPCO reactor-restart plan on one...
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida receives a document from Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., at the prefectural government office on Sept. 25. (Yusaku Kanagawa)
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida, who has criticized and humiliated Tokyo Electric Power Co., has now removed a hurdle in the utility’s drive to restart two nuclear reactors.
Cheers and jeers over Oi reactor shutdown
Protesters voice their opposition to reactor restarts at the Oi plant, in Fukui Prefecture, and other nuclear facilities, during a rally in downtown Fukui on Sept. 15. (Tsuyoshi Shimoji)
For the first time in 14 months, not a single nuclear reactor is operating in Japan. For anti-nuclear activists, it is the development they have been clamoring for.
Governor’s opposition forces TEPCO to delay restart application
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida, left, meets with Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., at the Niigata prefectural government office on July 5. (Takaharu Yagi)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been forced to postpone an application for restarting two reactors in Niigata Prefecture due to staunch opposition from the prefectural governor.
Another bent rod found in fuel assembly at Kashiwazaki nuclear...
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture. The No. 1 reactor building is shown in the foreground. Photo was taken  in May 2008. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said March 19 it has uncovered a second instance of fuel rods coming into contact with each other at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in...
TEPCO turnaround plan faces review as reactor restarts remain...
TEPCO President Naomi Hirose speaks at an opening ceremony for the Fukushima revitalization headquarters in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, on Jan. 4. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A government-backed fund set up to help compensate victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will review Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s business rehabilitation plan because of...
Fukushima plant operator to press LDP government for bailout
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Naomi Hirose, on Dec. 19 (Mari Fujisaki)
Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will push for a further financial bailout from the new government taking power ...