Many Chiba Residents Still Without Power

Many Chiba residents still without power

A week after Typhoon Faxai struck Chiba Prefecture, life is still difficult for many people, with water and power yet to be restored to thousands of residents.

The typhoon swept through the greater Tokyo area on September 8 and 9. Up to 640,000 homes in Chiba were left without power.

Over 90,000 Households In Chiba Without Power

Over 90,000 households in Chiba without power

More than 90,000 households in Chiba Prefecture remained without power as of 4 a.m. on Monday, a week after a severe typhoon.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says work to restore electricity may have to be suspended due to current weather conditions.

Chiba To Be Without Power For Over A Week

Chiba to be without power for over a week

Japanese Industry Minister Isshu Sugawara says it will take over a week to restore power to parts of Chiba Prefecture that were badly hit by a recent typhoon.

Sugawara says this is the latest information he has received from the utility, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO.

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power

Hundreds of thousands still without power

Some 400,000 households in the Kanto region are still without power, days after typhoon Faxai hit the area.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will take at least until Friday to fully restore electricity in Chiba prefecture.

340,000 Still Without Power 2 Days After Typhoon

340,000 still without power 2 days after typhoon

More than 340,000 households in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo are still without power, days after Typhoon Faxai hit the area. Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will take at least until Friday to fully restore electricity in the prefecture.

Workers are busy replacing toppled power poles.

More Than 420,000 Households Still Without Power

More than 420,000 households still without power

Hundreds of thousands of households and businesses are still without power near Tokyo, days after the area was slammed by Typhoon Faxai.

Tokyo Electric Power Company issued an update early Wednesday on efforts to restore electricity in Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.

Hospitals Still Without Power, Water After Typhoon

Hospitals still without power, water after typhoon

Japan's health ministry says more than 24,900 households in Tokyo, Chiba and Shizuoka prefectures still remain cut off from water supplies as of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sixty-two hospitals are likely to have been hit by the power outage or water shortage. Ministry officials confirmed that 37 are providing treatment and other services as usual, but they have yet to confirm how the other 25 are coping.

Some Homes To Remain Without Power On Wednesday

Some homes to remain without power on Wednesday

Tokyo Electric Power Company says blackouts caused by Typhoon Faxai will continue on Wednesday in some areas near Tokyo.

TEPCO Power Grid President Yoshinori Kaneko offered an update early Wednesday on efforts to restore power to more than 448,000 households and businesses in Chiba Prefecture and 6,000 in Kanagawa.

Many Households Still Without Power

Many households still without power

Over half a million households and businesses mainly in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, remain without power one day after Typhoon Faxai struck.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says the outage continues for about 575,000 households and businesses in Chiba and other prefectures in the Kanto region, and Shizuoka Prefecture, as of 6:30 p.m on Tuesday.

Testing Stores Without Cash Registers

Testing stores without cash registers

Japan will raise its consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent in October, though some items will be unaffected by the change. This is causing problems for some smaller retailers who will have to juggle with dual tax rates at the cash register. Technology company NTT Data has a possible remedy for this headache: ditch the cash register entirely.

NTT Data opened an experimental store to test the system in Tokyo.

Payout For Sterilization Victims Without Records

Payout for sterilization victims without records

An expert panel at Japan's health ministry has decided to grant lump-sum payments to 22 people concluded to have been forcibly sterilized without confirmatory records.

A law took effect in April to redress people who were forced, under the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law, to lose their reproductive functions because of disabilities or medical conditions. Each person is eligible to receive 3.2 million yen, or nearly 30,000 dollars.