Reconciliation example from a statement by Tokyo Electric Power Company – compensation for the death of a pet is 50,000 yen
It is too sad that 50,000 yen is the value a life. I want to hold them once again, let them live. Still now thousands of pets are left behind in the off-limits area. One after another they perish. Tokyo Electric Power Company must rescue these pets before they die.
Reprinted from the website of the lawyers for victims of the nuclear plant accident.
The lawyers for victims of the nuclear plant accident announced a settlement in a case pertaining to the Nuclear Damage Dispute Resolution Center, coming to terms with Tokyo Electric Power Company. The substance of reconciliation is as follows; 1. The damage for a building is 14,000,000 yen, the damage for household effects is 4,750,000 yen, the compensation per person is 1,420,000 yen (from March to November, 2011), the compensation for the death of a pet per person is 50,000 yen, making a total of 23,127,050 yen, (U.S.$280,515), including the lawyer's expenses, for the petitioner (a married couple), to be paid by March 9th, 2012.
2. Separately, 120,000 will be paid for transportation, hotels, and medical expenses.
3.The temporary compensation allowance of 1,600,000 yen already paid is not to be deducted.
4. 1,000,000 in further compensation will depend on circumstances of the victims, as negotiated and agreed of by the concerned parties.
Lawyers for the victims of the nuclear accident offered this plan to Tokyo Electric Power Company on December 27th, 2011, and, after having refused at first, TEPCO finally accepted the terms. This result is assessed as an advance of relief for the victims. However there are still some problems to be resolved.