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US military photo taken after Nagasaki bombing hailed as evidence for plaintiff in suit via The Mainichi

NAGASAKI — The head of a group of plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking relief for “hibaku taikensha” — people who experienced the atomic bombing of Nagasaki but were outside the designated zones for official recognition as A-bomb survivors — says … Continue reading

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Cancer patients forced to testify anonymously in Fukushima nuclear disaster case via The Telegraph

ByJulian Ryall TOKYO A court in Japan this week began hearings against the operator of a Fukushima power plant over cases of thyroid cancer in children allegedly linked to the 2011 nuclear disaster. […] The people – all aged between 6 and 16 at … Continue reading

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Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant via AP

By Mari Yamaguchi […] It is the first group lawsuit filed by Fukushima residents over health problems allegedly linked to the disaster, their lawyers say. One plaintiff, identified only as a woman in her 20s, testified from behind a screen … Continue reading

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Editorial: Ruling pressures Japan to set proper damages for Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Mainichi

The amount of compensation has been finalized in a series of class-action lawsuits brought by people affected by the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station managed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (TEPCO). The Supreme Court rejected appeals … Continue reading

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Suga abandons appeal of ‘black rain’ hibakusha lawsuit via Asahi Shimbun

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga broke with the consensus among ministry officials when he decided on July 26 to immediately grant relief to all 84 plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit regarding recognition as atomic bomb survivors. The plaintiffs sought to be recognized … Continue reading

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High court rules 84 A-bomb ‘black rain’ victims eligible for aid via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — A Japanese high court ruled Wednesday that 84 people in Hiroshima Prefecture are eligible to receive state health care benefits even though they were exposed to radioactive “black rain” following the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing outside an … Continue reading

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Cancer compensation claim by ex-Fukushima plant worker rejected via Kyodo News

[…] In the lawsuit filed with the Sapporo District Court, the 63-year-old man sought a total of around 64 million yen ($584,000) in damages from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., major general constructor Taisei Corp. and its … Continue reading

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Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant via AP

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said Friday. New damage could … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed over Fukushima-Linked Power Bill Surcharges via Nippon.com

Oct 15, 2020 Fukuoka, Oct. 15 (Jiji Press)–A lawsuit was raised on Thursday to challenge state-approved electricity bill surcharges to help cover the costs to compensate for the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and remove tsunami-stricken reactors. The lawsuit was … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear disaster preventable, court rules, with more damages claims likely via The Guardian

Government and company Tepco ordered to pay some damages for 2011 event, but ruling could spur further claims A Japanese court has found the government and Tepco, the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, negligent for failing to take measures to … Continue reading

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