The town of Futaba, which fell within the exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant, is demanding 19.2 billion Yen (234 million USD) in compensation from TEPCO for the loss of use of the town’s real estate.
The town is claiming damages for loss of use to town-owned land, government buildings and schools. There are [...]
On January 15, the Cabinet Office’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters and the Nihonmatsu City Council in Fukushima Prefecture announced that radiation levels of 1.24 microsieverts/hour were detected in a brand new 3-storey apartment building in the city. The levels exceed the radiation levels found outdoors and residents from the 1st floor of [...]
Decontamination work has begun on houses in the Shidamyo and Ogi areas in Kawamaemachi-Shimookeuri, Iwaki City. The residential neighborhoods are 28 km south-west of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. By the end of this year they will have decontaminated 7 homes and by March, 2012, they hope to have decontaminated a total of 46 [...]
On November 30, 2011, seven of the forty golf clubs that form the Fukushima Prefectural Golf Association filed a claim against TEPCO for damages arising from loss of income.
The clubs have reported a total loss in revenue of 247 million Yen (3.16 million Yen) between March and August, 2011, which they [...]
A construction company with ties to Mayor Kusano of Naraha Town in Fukushima Prefecture has sold a former stone quarry in neighboring Hirono Town to a Tokyo-based real estate company. The buyer said they have plans to use the quarry to dispose of radioactive material and rubble from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
The site [...]
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced on August 1 that plans have been made to monitor land transactions made in tsunami-affected prefectures in Northern Japan. From now on, experts are predicting a sudden jump in prices for elevated land in the disaster-stricken areas, so the three affected Prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and [...]
Fukushima Prefecture’s Real Estate Appraisal Association announced the results of their survey on the real estate market for Fukushima following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
On the buy side, the three different areas in Fukushima reported different results. In the Aizu area, the westernmost part of Fukushima, 47% reported the same [...]