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Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:00 - 16:00

"Lawsuit Against Nuclear Power Plant Suppliers"
Akihiro Shima
Chief Attorney for Lawsuit Against Nuclear Power Plant Suppliers
Songkoo Choi
Secretary General, Reactor Suppliers Lawsuit Plaintiff Team
Language: The speech and Q&A will be in English and Japanese with English interpretation.

The world’s first lawsuit demanding responsibility and compensation for the Fukushima disaster vis-a-vis nuclear power plant suppliers has been filed in Tokyo. On January 30th the first lawsuit documents and the list of plaintiffswere handed to the Tokyo District Court. They will send the second list of plaintiffs to the Tokyo District Courton March 10th.

 This lawsuit is against GE, Hitachi and Toshiba, which providedthe nuclear reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, although nuclear powerplant suppliers are said to be legally protected from responsibility fornuclear disasters.

 Plaintiffs are based in the United States, Canada, Germany, the UK,Russia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other countries. The total numberof plaintiffs will be about 4,000 from 33 countries.

 As the second lawsuit is launched, Chief Attorney Akihiro Shima will explain the rationale and logic behindthe nuclear power plant suppliers lawsuit and how they will managethe proceedings.The plaintiff, Sungkoo Choi, Secretary-General of No Nukes AsiaAction, Japan. He will talk about the people’s reaction toward this lawsuit.

 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not completewithout confirmation.

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Akihiro Shima                     Sungkoo choi

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