Jul 28, 2015

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion

The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co will receive ¥950 billion more in ...

May 20, 2015

Tepco may have to pay nuclear compensation to businesses longer

The Abe administration and the ruling coalition are working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to businesses affected by the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by one year, according to officials. In response to strong pressure ...

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

Mar 17, 2015

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers. The complaints are the latest move in an ongoing campaign to win pay of $15 an hour and ...

Jan 20, 2015

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress in U.S.

Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004. “Bodies, corpses were flying. They were flying onto balconies and rooftops,” says the 70-year-old ...

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 ...

Dec 16, 2014

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 42

General Motors Co. on Monday raised the death toll related to its defective ignition switches to 42 as it weighs compensation claims following its long-delayed recall of millions of cars. As of Friday, there were four more deaths eligible for compensation than a week ...

Oct 24, 2014

Patent law must retain incentives

As the government drafts amendments to the patent law, the question is how effective the new rules will be in ensuring fair corporate remuneration to inventors so that they keep their engineering talent in Japan to enhance the nation's industrial competitiveness.