It was found that TEPCO is considering contributing about 3 billion yen over five years to Higashidori Village, Aomori Prefecture, where the construction work of the nuclear power plant has been suspended, for the purpose of regional promotion.

With no prospect of resumption of construction, it seems that the aim is to strengthen relations with the local community.

TEPCO was proceeding with the construction of a nuclear power plant in Higashidori Village, Aomori Prefecture, but construction has been suspended due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

TEPCO has donated a total of 400 million yen over the past two years using the corporate version of the hometown tax payment system in response to a request from Higashidori Village, where the property tax of the nuclear power plant is not included and the finances are tight. ..

In addition, TEPCO has established a council with Higashidori Village for the purpose of regional promotion, and has decided to establish a new framework for contributing funds to Higashidori Village through this council.

We are adjusting the amount to about 3 billion yen over five years.

TEPCO seems to have the aim of strengthening relations with the local community, as the resumption of construction work for the nuclear power plant is not foreseen and there are growing calls for support from the local community.

On the other hand, TEPCO has been virtually nationalized since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, so there is a possibility that controversy will be raised over such measures in the future.