Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Thursday promised to make all-out efforts to prevent impacts on the fishing industry from leaks of radiation-contaminated water from its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
At a meeting with National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations head Hiroshi Kishi, TEPCO President Naomi Hirose apologized for the massive water leaks.
Hirose said the company has set up a task force directly supervised by him to deal with the water leaks at the plant, which was damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The Abe administration will raise the minimum wage by 3 percent each year starting next fiscal year as part of a package of policies aimed at strengthening consumer spending and stoking economic growth. (Japan Times)
A former member of the Hyogo Prefectural Assembly who gained Internet notoriety when he suffered a breakdown during a news conference failed to show up Tuesday for the start of his fraud trial. (Japan Times)
Three bodies have been retrieved from a boat found floating in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Fukui Prefecture on Sunday, two days after a similar discovery in waters off a neighboring prefecture, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Nov. 23). (Tokyo Reporter)