• Kyodo


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has created a simplified application form for people seeking compensation related to the Fukushima nuclear accident, after victims criticized the original 60-page forms as too long and complicated.

So far, Tepco has sent compensation forms to around 60,000 households, but has only received about 20,000 applications. The utility has to date agreed to pay ¥2 billion worth of compensation to settle some 1,000 cases.

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