• Kyodo


A government panel setting guidelines for compensation to be paid to victims of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster said Friday that about ¥6 million should be given to every individual unable to return home for five years because of radiation contamination.

The sum is to compensate for the mental suffering of evacuees whose homes “are in a zone where it is difficult to return for a long time,” one of the new categories soon to be created by the government in reclassifying the no-go areas around the plant.

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