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Tepco compensation irks evacuees via The Japan Times

The crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant forced Kazuko Suzuki to flee her home without packing, end her job at a welfare office and cost her 18-year-old son an offer for work of his own.

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s announcement Friday that it would pay ¥1 million in initial compensation to each evacuated household struck her as far too little to repay her family for the economic turmoil it has already suffered.

“I’m not satisfied,” said the 49-year-old single mother from Futaba, who has lived for the past month with her two teenage sons at a shelter in a high school north of Tokyo. “I feel like this is just a way to take care of this quickly.”

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