March 26, 2017

(Update) Kobayakawa to Be Appointed TEPCO President

Tokyo, March 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government plans to appoint Tomoaki Kobayakawa, a board director of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501>, as president of the company, which is under effective state control, it was learned Sunday.

Opposition Camp Seeks Testimony by Abe Wife on Land Deal

Tokyo, March 26 (Jiji Press)--Four opposition parties demanded Sunday sworn testimony in parliament by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie, on a questionable discount sale of state land to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen.

HEADLINES

POLITICS
S. Korea Govt Urges Japan to Correct Takeshima Descriptions in School Textbooks
ECONOMY
Tokyo Forex (5 P.M.): U.S. Dollar=111.33-35 Yen; Euro=1.0772-0774 Dollars
SPORTS
Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato Hits Dirt, Ozeki Terunofuji Ties for Lead
OTHER
Submarine Volcanic Warning Issued for Beyonesu Rocks Area in Izu Island Chain