Tepco chief spent week secluded in office as Fukushima crisis raged.

FT: “As Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following  the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on March 11, the president of Tokyo Electric Power, operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, spent a week in virtual seclusion in his office, people at the company now say.” “The claim that Masataka Shimizu in effect temporarily withdrew from frontline visibility in the midst of the emergency, but did not formally transfer responsibility to a deputy, is likely further to erode confidence in the company’s ability to resolve the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.”