Kansai Electric Power Co. named a new president as it aims to strengthen governance following a scandal in which company executives received cash and gifts from a former deputy mayor of a town hosting one of its nuclear plants. Executive Vice President Takashi Morimoto, 64, has been promoted to replace Shigeki Iwane, 66, who stepped down to take responsibility for the scandal, which exposed shady ties between Japan's nuclear industry and local public officials. Morimoto served as an executive vice president of the company since June 2016. He has recently handled human resources, safety management and other affairs.