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Japan recognises dozens more survivors of Hiroshima in landmark ruling via The Guardian

A court in Japan has for the first time recognised dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” as survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, even though they lived outside the area hit hardest by the attack in August … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Court Recognizes Atomic Bomb ‘Black Rain’ Victims via The New York Times

By The Associated Press July 29, 2020 TOKYO — A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain” that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the … Continue reading

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Hibakusha: Hiroshima ‘black rain’ victim follows predecessor in seeking recognition via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA — Some victims of radioactive “black rain” that fell on Hiroshima and surrounding areas in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in 1945 are still fighting for the right to receive free health care … Continue reading

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Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido via Japan Times

SAPPORO – A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster. … Continue reading

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Fukushima plaintiffs exhausted after settlements urged but rejected by Tepco via Japan Times

[…] The suits have been prolonged chiefly by the difficulty of establishing evidence for damages claims linked to the triple core meltdown on Fukushima Prefecture’s coastline after the March 2011 mega-quake and tsunami. Plant manager Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings … Continue reading

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Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings via Japan Times

High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago. Attention is on how the courts will assess the liability of … Continue reading

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