TEPCO starts accepting claims for Fukushima compensation for psychological distress, unemployment

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Japan Times Online

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will begin accepting claims in September for lump-sum compensation for psychological distress, unemployment and damage to nonfarm businesses caused by the meltdowns at its power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the utility said.

The announcement made Tuesday follows the government’s release last week of detailed [...]

Fukushima Farmers and Fisherman Protest

The Mainichi is reporting that the largest protest since the Fukushima disaster began, took place on Friday. Around 2500 people assembled to protest TEPCO’s handling of Fukushima, with concerns over compensation for loss of livelihood. There have been many more protests since the nuclear crisis began in Japan but most remain unreported. We know that [...]

Some 100 Lawyers to Mediate Nuclear Disputes and Settlements (VIDEO)

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations will assign around 100 lawyers to mediate settlements at proposed state entities dealing with compensation disputes related to the Fukushima nuclear accident.

posted to Youtube Sunday, July 31, 2011 by Lucas Whitefield Hixson

In April, the government formed a panel to work on who is eligible for compensation [...]

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