Sep 6, 2014

Two schoolgirls die in Tokyo condo leap

Two female sixth-graders died Friday after jumping out of a Tokyo condominium in Ota Ward, police said. Although one of the girls was still alive when they were found on the premises of the building at around 3:30 p.m., she was later pronounced dead ...

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

Sep 6, 2014

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that it decided ...

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

Aug 26, 2014

Fukushima court rules against Tepco in suicide case

The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. was responsible for a woman’s suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering the utility to pay ¥49 million in damages in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims ...