Fukushima Class Action

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of United States service members’ claims against Tokyo Electric Power Company and General Electric alleging they were exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Japanese law required the dismissal of claims against GE and claims against TEPCO were dismissed on international comity grounds.  

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Tokyo’s Infection Spike After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions

Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city’s governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

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