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Path Taken in the Three Years Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Activities Conducted by the JFBA
Development of Social Situation faced by Japanese Society
2011.3.11

Established the Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters for the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake.

 

(renamed at a later date to the “Headquarters for the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Nuclear Power Plant Accident).

2011.3.11

The Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake occurred at 2:46 p.m.

 

As a result of the Earthquake, Units 1, 2 and 4 of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant lost functions for all of the equipment that supplied all power sources, and Unit 3 of such Plant lost functions for all of the equipment that supplied AC power.

2011.4.14

Issued the “First Emergency Recommendations Concerning (the Recovery from) the Great East Japan Earthquake.”

2011.4.22

Issued the “Recommendations on Relief from Unreasonable Debt including Double Loan Payments as a Result of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

 

(Please refer to Double Loan Problem.)

2011.8.22

Operations of the Guidelines for Individual Debtor Out-of-Court Workouts were launched.

2011.5.19

Issued a “Draft Outline (the first draft) for Emergency Measures Act on Support for Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.”

2011.11.14

The Act on Corporation for Revitalizing Earthquake affected Business” was enacted.

2011.5.26

Issued an “Opinion Paper on the Extension of the Period for Due Consideration of Acceptance or Renunciation of Inheritance.”

 

(Please refer to Legislative Proposal for the Great East Japan Earthquake -Focusing on Double Loan Payments, the Extension of the Period for Acceptance or Renunciation of Inheritance, and ADR for Damage Compensation by the Nuclear Power Plant Incident- )

2011.6.21

“The Special Act Concerning the Extension of the Period for Due Consideration of Acceptance or Renunciation of Inheritance” was enacted.

2011.5.26

Issued an “Opinion Paper Calling for Early Revision of the Special Act on (Temporary Treatment of) Land and Building Leases of Stricken Cities.”

2011.9.30

Non-application of “the Special Act on (Temporary Treatment of) Land and Building Leases of Stricken Cities” was decided.

2011.5.27

Issued the “62nd JFBA General Meeting Resolution on Relief for Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Nuclear Plant Accident and the Restoration and Recovery of Affected Areas.

2012.3.23

“The Act on Special Measures on Operations of the Japan Legal Support Center to Support Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (the Act on Special Measures for Disaster)” was enacted.

2011.6.23

Issued an Opinion Paper Calling for the Revision of laws including the “Act on Provision of Disaster Condolence Grants”

2011.7.25

“The Act on Provision of Disaster Condolence Grants” was revised. (The scope of the subjects who were able to receive such grants was extended to siblings who live together.)

2011.7.29

Issued an “Opinion Paper Concerning Revision of and Improvement of the Operations of the Act on Support for Reconstructing the Livelihoods of Disaster Victims.”

2011.8.23

“The Act on Provision of Disaster Condolence Grants and the Act on Support for Reconstructing Livelihoods of Disaster Victims” were revised. (Prohibition of seizure of disaster condolence grants, etc.)

2011.6

Made recommendations to the government regarding improvements on the readiness of and preparations for Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Resolution (ADR).

 

Please refer to “The JFBA Brief Note - Aiming for Effective Utilization of the Dispute Settlement Center for Nuclear Disaster Compensation-”

2011.9.1

The Dispute Settlement Center for Nuclear Disaster Compensation started to receive applications for mediated settlements.

2012.2.16

Issued an “Opinion Paper Concerning the Enactment of Special Legislation to Support the Rebirth of Fukushima, and the Victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident.”

2012.6.21

“The Act on Protection and Support for the Children and Other Victims of the TEPCO Disaster” was enacted.

2013.7.18

Issued an “Opinion Paper Calling for the Legislation of the Act on Special Measures to Extend the Period during Which Victims can Claim Compensation with Reference to the Statute of Limitations for Victims of the Nuclear Accident to Seek Compensatory Damages caused by Tokyo Electronics Power Company (TEPCO)’s Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident.”

2013.12.4

“The Act on Special Measures regarding Extinctive Prescription of Rights to Claim (Compensatory) Damages caused by the Nuclear Accident” was enacted.


Please refer to “3.11 Great Earthquake.