May 09, 2003
Dark summer

Looks like it’s time to buy a UPS or two for the office.

Kyodo News - The Tokyo metropolitan area may face serious power shortages as early as the end of June due to the shutdown of nuclear reactors operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) over a defect cover-up scandal, TEPCO officials said Thursday.

Concerns about a possible power outage in the Kanto region centering on Tokyo have grown since TEPCO shut down all of its 17 reactors for safety checks on April 15 following the cover-up scandal that emerged last August.

If I promise not to run my aircon, can I keep power for my computers?

Posted by kuri at May 09, 2003 08:31 AM


Not bloody likely.

Posted by: Michael on May 9, 2003 10:24 AM

Maybe we should buy a lot of bananas and prepare to hook our puters up…hmmm home power generators?

Posted by: gomichild on May 9, 2003 11:22 AM


Posted by: The Distal Zou on May 9, 2003 03:54 PM

Get ready to melt! Well Tokyo isn’t as hot as Osaka, but it will be killer.

Posted by: Dave on May 9, 2003 09:56 PM

Hi, I’d like to exchange links with you. My name is Peter Payne with J-List. I think it’d be interesting. Please email me if this is possible.

Posted by: Peter Payne on May 9, 2003 11:45 PM

I think I may break down and buy a UPS just to be safe. The computers and my time are just to valuable to lose to a random power outage. Are you really considering buying one? What are you looking at?

Adoringly yours,


Posted by: UltraBob on May 16, 2003 01:32 PM
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