Yesterday, decision was made by "Economic Damage occurred by nuclear power
plant accident Response team Ministerial Conference" of government of
Japan that prompt TEPCO to compensate immediately necessary funds against
the loss suffered by the persons who engaged in Agriculture, Forestry and
Fishery industry listed in the "primary guideline for judgment the extent
of nuclear damage caused by the accident in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
Power Station and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station of TEPCO" issued
by Committee for Adjustment of Compensation for Nuclear Damages Disputes.
TEPCO will promptly pursue setting up necessary procedure with the
corporation of related personnel and associations in order to enable
temporary payment against the loss suffered by the people who engaged in
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery industry in light of this decision,
while we have been processing to establish payment method in accordance
with the "primary guideline".
Specifically, we expect the commencement of temporary payment by the end
of May, and in order to facilitate the payment procedures smoothly, we
will ask related trade associations to summarize necessary documentations
regarding the loss which are applicable to the compensation.
Upon receiving documents submitted by those trade associations, we will
examine its contents and proceed to pay a certain proportion of the
claimed amount as temporary compensation payment.
We will also promptly pursue the necessary procedures to commence
temporary payment smoothly against the loss suffered by the people of
small and medium-sized business with the assistance of related
association in light of the decision made by the government of Japan.
We will inform you further once we have decided detailed correspondence
through the coordination with related associations.