Japan mulls spinning off part of nuclear operator-Jiji

TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) – The Japanese government is
considering a plan to spin off the part of Tokyo Electric Power
Co (TEPCO) that oversees the crippled Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear plant, Jiji news agency reported on Tuesday.

The spun-off unit would become a government funded firm
dealing with the nuclear accident and compensation issues, while
the remaining part of TEPCO would stay publicly listed, Jiji
reported without citing a source.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota and Kazunori Takada; Editing by
Joseph Radford)

Japan mulls spinning off part of nuclear operator-Jiji