Fukushima N-plant head sends reassurance message ahead of Olympic vote
TOKYO (AFP) - The head of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has sent a rare English message to calm fears over the impact of the Fukushima accident, which has overshadowed Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympics.
In rivalry with Istanbul and Madrid, Tokyo is bracing for the vote in Buenos Aires on Saturday (early on Sunday Japan time) to pick who should host the Summer Games.
But media coverage of the crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima, where radioactive water is leaking into the ocean, has dogged Tokyo's bid.
"We deeply apologise for the greater anxiety caused by the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station," Tepco president Naomi Hirose said in a video message posted on its homepage on Thursday.