August 26, 2014
by Ann Schober
The district court in Fukushima, Japan, ruled Tuesday that a woman's family may be compensated for her death after determining that her depression and suicide were caused by the March 2011 nuclear meltdown of a nearby power plant. The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged home in ...[read more]
March 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Cody Harding
On August 3, 2011, the National Diet of Japan approved legislation to compensate those adversely affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown. Though total damages are expected to be higher, the government began by pledging two trillion yen (USD $25.9 billion). The events at Fukushima were ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Japanese authorities on Wednesday began a criminal investigation into last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Prosecutor accepted a criminal complaint filed in June by more than 1,300 people against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the catastrophe and for the ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Tokyo on Monday as Japan moves to restart the country's nuclear reactors that were shut down following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last year. The peaceful antinuclear demonstration in Yoyogi park took place on Japan's national holiday, ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Japanese expert panel on Thursday issued a report claiming that the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was preventable. In the 641-page document the panel claims that the accident was not caused solely by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, but the inability of the government, ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
More than 1,300 people filed a criminal complaint on Monday against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and for the plaintiffs' resulting radiation. The complaint named as defendants Tsunehisa Katsumata, the chairman of ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Volha Samasiuk is a LL.M. Candidate from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and she was formerly a legal consultant for the Belarus Food Safety Improvement Project. She analyzes how the FDA currently protects the public from radiation contaminated food in the wake of ...[read more]
March 5, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of shareholders in the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Monday filed a USD $67 billion lawsuit against TEPCO officials for failing to prevent the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The group of 42 shareholders have accused 27 current and former TEPCO ...[read more]
September 7, 2011
by Megan McKee
Laura Frano, University of Pittsburgh Law School of Law Class of 2012, is a certified legal intern at the University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic. She writes on the growing popularity of natural gas as an energy source and the need to proactively implement international law and policy to ...[read more]

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