A 70-year-old man who after retiring took up farming in a village in Fukushima Prefecture is in no mood to forgive Tokyo Electric Power Co. for the damage caused by the disaster at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

"My grudge against Tepco is beyond control," Nobuyoshi Ito said.

Ito got divorced after retiring from an information technology company and then fell into depression caused by the fatigue he endured in nursing his mother, even occasionally thinking of killing himself.