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Evacuees unable to return to their homes in radioactive areas near Fukushima Daiichi power plant may get an additional 2.5 to 6.5 million yen each in lump sum compensation under a new policy draft released by a government committee on Dec. 9.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s evaluative committee for disputes over compensation for nuclear disasters released the draft stating that the fresh funds would cover emotional damage for people who lived in areas for which no return is foreseeable in the near future. On top of the initial compensation figure of 7.5 million yen, the additional payment would bring total compensation to 10 to 14 million yen per person. The exact amounts will be announced on Dec. 26.
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