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Jun 28, 2011

Tepco shareholders meeting starts amid nuclear

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shareholders gathered on Tuesday for their annual meeting, to vote on new board appointments and decide a stockholder motion calling for the utility to abandon nuclear power.

Although proposed annually by anti-nuclear activist shareholders, the proposal to scrap all reactors this year takes on greater resonance with radiation still escaping from reactors at its plant in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of the capital.

Jun 28, 2011

Tepco shareholders meeting starts amid nuclear misgivings

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co
shareholders gathered on Tuesday for their annual meeting, to
vote on new board appointments and decide a stockholder motion
calling for the utility to abandon nuclear power.

Although proposed annually by anti-nuclear activist
shareholders, the proposal to scrap all reactors this year takes
on greater resonance with radiation still escaping from reactors
at its plant in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of the
capital.

Jun 27, 2011

Tokyo Elec shareholders to gather amid nuclear misgivings

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co
shareholders gather on Tuesday for their annual meeting, to vote
on new board appointments and decide a stockholder motion
calling for the utility to abandon nuclear power.

Although proposed annually by anti-nuclear activist
shareholders, the proposal to scrap all reactors this year takes
on greater resonance with radiation still escaping from reactors
at its plant in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of the
capital.

Jun 24, 2011

SPECIAL REPORT: Japan’s ‘throwaway’ nuclear workers

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, June 24 (Reuters) – A decade and a half
before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the
worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the
Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety
crisis.

Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to
work to try to stem the damage at the oldest nuclear reactor run
by Japan’s largest utility.

Jun 24, 2011

Special report: Japan’s “throwaway” nuclear workers

FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) – A decade and a half before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety crisis.

Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to work to try to stem the damage at the oldest nuclear reactor run by Japan’s largest utility.

Jun 22, 2011

China auto giant could emerge in five years – Ghosn

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Chinese automaker could rise up from the nation’s fragmented industry to emerge as a global competitor within the next five years through an acquisition of an established automaker, Nissan Motor Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday.

Ghosn, who was speaking at the Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo, said Nissan expected one or two Chinese automakers to emerge as a “global champion” for Beijing’s aspirations for a labour-intensive industry that governments around the world have taken steps to develop and protect.

Jun 22, 2011

China auto giant could emerge in five years

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Chinese automaker could rise up from the nation’s fragmented industry to emerge as a global competitor within the next five years through an acquisition of an established automaker, Nissan Motor (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday.

Ghosn, who was speaking at the Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo, said Nissan expected one or two Chinese automakers to emerge as a “global champion” for Beijing’s aspirations for a labor-intensive industry that governments around the world have taken steps to develop and protect.

Jun 22, 2011

Reuters Summit-UPDATE 1-Toyota could offset high yen with product mix

TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research) could
offset some of the pressure on profits from a strong yen by
making a higher-priced mix of vehicles in Japan, including
top-of-the-line luxury Lexus models, a senior executive said on
Wednesday.

Toyota Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo, who was
speaking at the Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit in Tokyo, said a
U.S. dollar below 80 yen would put additional pressure on the
profitability of the automaker’s exports from Japan.

Jun 22, 2011

Toyota could offset high yen with product mix

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) could offset some of the pressure on profits from a strong yen by making a higher-priced mix of vehicles in Japan, including top-of-the-line luxury Lexus models, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

Toyota Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo, who was speaking at the Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit in Tokyo, said a U.S. dollar below 80 yen would put additional pressure on the profitability of the automaker’s exports from Japan.

Jun 22, 2011

Reuters Summit-Toyota could offset high yen with product mix

TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research) could
offset some of the pressure on profits from a strong yen by
making a higher-priced mix of vehicles in Japan, including
top-of-the-line luxury Lexus models, a senior executive said on
Wednesday.

Toyota Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo, who was
speaking at the Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit in Tokyo, said a
U.S. dollar below 80 yen would put additional pressure on the
profitability of the automaker’s exports from Japan.

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