Tepco Apologizes For Post-typhoon Power Prognosis

TEPCO apologizes for post-typhoon power prognosis

The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company has apologized to Japan's Industry Minister, Isshu Sugawara, for the prolonged power outages that hit Chiba Prefecture last month in the aftermath of Typhoon Faxai. Hundreds of thousands of people endured blackouts for more than a week.

TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa has admitted that the company hadn't fully understood the extent of the damage when it announced a schedule for restoring services. The utility initially said the power would be back in a few days.

Appeal Filed Against Former Tepco Executives

Appeal filed against former TEPCO executives

An appeal has been filed against a ruling that cleared three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives of professional negligence resulting in death and injury. It was the only criminal prosecution arising from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The Tokyo District Court acquitted the men on September 19.

Tepco Challenged By Increasing Radioactive Water

TEPCO challenged by increasing radioactive water

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will be difficult to keep installing new storage tanks for processed radioactive water on the premises of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, due to lack of space.

Officials from TEPCO and the industry ministry announced on Thursday their views on how to handle the water.

Former Tepco Execs Found Not Guilty

Former TEPCO execs found not guilty

A Japanese district court has found all three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

The executives are: Tsunehisa Katsumata who was the chairman of TEPCO at the time of the accident, and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto. The judges acquitted them on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.

Court Finds Former Tepco Execs Not Guilty

Court finds former TEPCO execs not guilty

A Japanese district court has found all 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.

The Tokyo District Court handed down the ruling on Thursday. A group of citizens that led the case to prosecution vowed to continue to seek justice.

Ex-tepco Execs Not Guilty In Fukushima Trial

Ex-TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima trial

The Tokyo District Court has ruled that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company are not guilty of negligence over the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto, were found not guilty of professional negligence resulting in death and injury. All three had denied the charges, and had pleaded not guilty.

Tepco Pledges Resolve To Beef Up Safety

TEPCO pledges resolve to beef up safety

Tokyo Electric Power Company said after the ruling on the Fukushima accident that it will work with an unwavering resolve to strengthen the safety of its nuclear plants.

The utility said in a statement on Thursday that it is aware a verdict was given in the trial concerning the criminal responsibility of its three former executives, but will refrain from commenting on the case.

Court Finds Ex-tepco Execs Not Guilty

Court finds ex-TEPCO execs not guilty

Tokyo District Court has found the former chairman and two former vice presidents of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear accident at Fukushima.

Court To Rule On Ex-tepco Execs In Fukushima Case

Court to rule on ex-TEPCO execs in Fukushima case

A Japanese district court will rule on Thursday whether three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were responsible for the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto, were indicted on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury. All three have denied the charges, and have pled not guilty.

Tepco Moves Up Repair Schedule

TEPCO moves up repair schedule

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it is accelerating repair work in Chiba Prefecture to ensure that as many households as possible can have power again by Friday.

Typhoon Faxai inflicted extensive damage in Chiba and other areas near Tokyo more than a week ago. TEPCO officials said on Tuesday night that more than 50,000 households are still without electricity.

Tepco Grants Electricity Bill Extensions In Chiba

TEPCO grants electricity bill extensions in Chiba

Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced extensions to electricity bill payment deadlines in parts of Chiba Prefecture amid widespread blackouts resulting from Typhoon Faxai.

The measure applies to households and businesses in 41 municipalities, including the cities of Chiba, Choshi, Tateyama, Yotsukaido and Narita.

Tepco Grants Electricity Bill Extensions

TEPCO grants electricity bill extensions

Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced extensions to electricity bill payment deadlines in parts of Chiba Prefecture amid widespread blackouts resulting from Typhoon Faxai.

The measure applies to households and businesses in 41 municipalities, including the cities of Chiba, Choshi, Tateyama, Yotsukaido and Narita.

Tepco: 2 More Weeks To Get Power Back To Chiba

TEPCO: 2 more weeks to get power back to Chiba

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it expects to restore power within the next two weeks to most areas in Chiba Prefecture that were hard-hit by a recent typhoon.

The areas most affected by Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early on Monday morning, are the cities of Kamogawa, Minamiboso, Tateyama, and the town of Kyonan in south Chiba.

Tepco: Power Gradually Returning In Chiba Pref.

TEPCO: Power gradually returning in Chiba Pref.

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Japan are still suffering from power blackouts, four days after Monday's typhoon.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says the cities of Chiba, Yachiyo, Yotsukaido and Inzai and parts of Ichihara will have power restored by the end of Thursday.