A Filipino woman whose Japanese husband committed suicide after his dairy farming business was decimated by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is suing Tokyo Electric Power Co. for about ¥126 million.

"Had there not been that nuclear disaster, he would still be alive," Vanessa Kanno told a news conference Thursday. "It deprived us of everything. My kids lost their dream, and I'm totally powerless."

Shigekiyo Kanno killed himself in June 2011. His previously brisk dairy business plunged amid the radioactive fallout and rumors that Fukushima dairy products were unsafe, his widow said.