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The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is withholding minutes from meetings held by the top decision-making panel of the Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Resolution Center, which is the government-backed body handling alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Moreover, the ministry has also refused to disclose all of the names of the mediating attorneys who are working out settlement proposals on behalf of the panel.

It earlier came to light that the ADR had compiled an internal document stating that the causal relationship between the Fukushima nuclear crisis and the deaths of those who evacuated from areas hit by the disaster should be set at a uniform 50 percent when calculating the amount of compensation to be paid to bereaved families.

Experts in government information disclosure have pointed out that the ministry’s refusal to disclose the details of the meetings is an extremely abnormal response.

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Ministry withholds minutes from nuclear accident compensation resolution meetings (Mainichi Newspaper)

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