Category Archives: scandals

TEPCO secretly bought tickets to political fund-raisers

Despite refraining from making political donations since 1974, Tokyo Electric Power Co. spent more than 50 million yen ($650,000) a year on tickets to politicians’ fund-raising parties for several years through 2009. [see also huge private donations by power company execs] TEPCO … Continue reading

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Government suspects TEPCO of overcharging users for a decade – $800m per year

Thu 2011/09/29 22:24 JST Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) may have overcharged customers of electricity rates for at least the past ten years, a report of the government investigating body suggested. The exces in charging of rates is said to … Continue reading

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Power firm executives made 72% of individual donations to ruling party

Power firm execs account for 72% of individual donations to LDP in 2009 TOKYO (Kyodo) — More than 70 percent of donations made by individuals in 2009 to the political fund management body of the Liberal Democratic Party came from … Continue reading

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