PRESS DIGEST - Japan - July 12

Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:14pm EDT

Following are some of the leading stories in the Thursday morning editions of Japanese newspapers, as compiled by Kyodo news agency:

- Government to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co 1 trillion yen ($12.55 billion) for radiation cleanup costs (Asahi)

- Junior high school raided over fatal bullying allegation (Mainichi)

- Former ruling party powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa launches new party with 49 members (Yomiuri)

- Home electronics retailer Yamada Denki Co to buy out competitor Best Denki Co (Nikkei) ($1 = 79.6600 Japanese yen)

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