Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo announced that he will participate in the upcoming UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. He expressed his determination to do his best to help the antinuke conference succeed.
The Maebashi District Court ruled that the state and TEPCO are liable for damages caused by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. This ruling will most likely have a great influence on future judgements.
The National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) and independent unions staged various actions across the country, including strikes, in protest against the management responses to their demands in this year’s spring wage bargaining round.