JAPAN | Kyushu Electric employee questioned over e-mails

Posted on July 7, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST)

The president of the operator of the Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture says he will make a decision on stepping down next week.

A senior employee of Kyushu Electric Power Company instructed staff and affiliates to send e-mails supporting the restart of the plant at a government-hosted briefing session for local residents on June 26th.

Kyushu Electric President Toshio Manabe questioned the employee on Thursday.

Manabe told reporters earlier in the day that he would decide next week whether to step down after consulting with company Chairman Shingo Matsuo, who’s due to return from an overseas trip on Sunday.

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