Power Shortages Just Around the Corner in Japan

Power cuts will hit Kansai, Japan’s second-largest industrial region, as early as this month as restarts of nuclear plants may be delayed, impeding the nation’s recovery from a record earthquake and atomic disaster.

A delay in the restarts could mean Kansai Electric Power Co. will ask clients to cut power use by 10 percent this summer, Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa said in an interview. The Kansai region, home to Panasonic Corp. 6752 and Nintendo Co., sources about 55 percent of its energy from atomic plants in Fukui, north of Osaka.

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