• Kyodo


Following a similar ruling on Thursday, a court on Friday again ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay damages to residents who fled Fukushima due to the nuclear meltdowns at a power plant in 2011.

The Tokyo District Court ordered the state and Tepco to pay a combined ¥59 million ($556,000) in damages to 42 people, mostly those who evacuated voluntarily from Fukushima Prefecture to destinations including Aichi Prefectures and Tokyo.

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