A Japanese district court has found all three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
The executives are: Tsunehisa Katsumata who was the chairman of TEPCO at the time of the accident, and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto. The judges acquitted them on charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.
Japan's welfare ministry has said the remains of 597 people collected from burial sites in Siberia in Russia's Far East may not be of Japanese postwar internees.
The ministry announced the results of its probe on Thursday. It comes after NHK reported that the ministry failed to address suspicions over the possible mix-up of remains for at least 14 years.
A Japanese district court has found all 3 former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
The Tokyo District Court handed down the ruling on Thursday. A group of citizens that led the case to prosecution vowed to continue to seek justice.
The Tokyo District Court has ruled that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company are not guilty of negligence over the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto, were found not guilty of professional negligence resulting in death and injury. All three had denied the charges, and had pleaded not guilty.
These days as our smartphones are more than capable of playing music, there is really no need to have an external media player. However, despite having come so far, we suppose tribute needs to be paid to Sony’s Walkman, the iconic music player from way back in the day that kind of kicked off the trend of portable media entertainment.
In fact, to celebrate the Walkman turning 40 years old, Sony has launched at IFA what they are calling the 40th Anniversary Walkman, but it’s not what you think. If you were thinking that the company was going to debut a portable cassette player, think again because the device is essentially a modern day media player housed in a case that resembles the Walkman from back in the day.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied a media report that the United States has called on Japan and South Korea to hold talks to ease a bilateral row.
Suga referred to Tuesday's report by Reuters news agency. It quoted a senior US official as saying that the US urged the two countries to consider signing a "standstill agreement" on a serious dispute to buy time for negotiations.