May 18, 2015

Fukushima may end free housing for voluntary nuclear evacuees in 2017

The Fukushima Prefectural Government may stop providing free accommodations at the end of March 2017 for people who voluntarily left areas in the prefecture not subject to nuclear evacuation advisories, sources said. Officials hope to encourage people who evacuated on their own to return ...

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 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 ...

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Dec 1, 2014

3/11 recovery slow going under Abe

Efforts to rebuild areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inched along since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012. Three years and eight months have passed since the natural disasters, which sparked the nuclear crisis at Tokyo ...