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Dec 19, 2014

Hundreds of Fukushima evacuees sue Tepco for ¥6 billion

More than 340 people forced to evacuate by the atomic meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant in 2011 filed a lawsuit Friday against Tokyo Electric Power Co. demanding around ¥6 billion in compensation. In the case, filed with the Tokyo District Court, the ...

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Dec 19, 2014

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Japan and China agreed Thursday to boost measures to prevent coral poaching by Chinese vessels in Japanese territorial waters, the Fisheries Agency said. Representatives of the two governments, meeting in Dalian, northeastern China, struck a deal to continue enforcing a stricter crackdown and impose ...

Dec 19, 2014

3,700 Fukushima evacuees running out of time to claim compensation

Some 3,700 of those forced to flee during the Fukushima nuclear crisis in March 2011 have yet to exercise their right to claim compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co., according to a Tepco executive. Tepco has received claims for provisional compensation from some 166,000 ...

Dec 19, 2014

Ministry working to better situation of female inmates

The Justice Ministry is trying to improve the conditions of female prisoners, as women’s jails are facing difficulties such as overcrowding and a large number of inmates with mental health problems. According to the ministry’s Correction Bureau, the number of women who entered prisons ...

Dec 19, 2014

Taiwan says 3/11 ban on Japanese food exports to remain in place

Taiwan will continue to ban food imports from five prefectures tainted by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster despite Tokyo’s efforts to apply stricter export inspections. An official at the Health and Welfare Ministry said Friday the import ban will remain in place and ...

Dec 19, 2014

Japan, U.S. put off revising defense guidelines until next year

Japan and the United States said Friday they won’t revise their defense cooperation guidelines until the first half of next year, keeping in step with Tokyo’s efforts to legalize its use of collective self-defense. The update, originally planned for the end of this year, ...