• Kyodo


Prosecutors on Monday decided not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan or any officials from Tokyo Electric Power Co. over the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant because of the lack of criminal responsibility.

“It was difficult to foresee the scale of the earthquake and tsunami,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office said of the government’s response to the natural disasters in Tohoku that triggered the man-made meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture in March 2011.

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