Japan court again acquits ex-execs over Fukushima disaster


              Yuichi Kaido, left with a microphone, a lawyer representing Fukushima residents struck by the 2011 nuclear meltdown, speaks ahead of Tokyo High Court ruling over the alleged negligence of three former executives of the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings in causing the disaster and the deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation, Wednesday Jan. 18, 2023 in Tokyo. The court found three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
            
              Yoshiko Furukawa, left, and Etsuko Kudo, right, supporters of the plaintiff hold a cloth sign that reads "All not guilty, Unfair judgment," outside of the Tokyo High Court in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The court on Wednesday found three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Yoshiko Furukawa, left, and Etsuko Kudo, right, supporters of the plaintiff hold a cloth sign that reads "All not guilty, Unfair judgment," outside of the Tokyo High Court in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The court on Wednesday found three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Supporters of the plaintiff protest outside of the Tokyo High Court in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The court on Wednesday found three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
            
              Yoshiko Furukawa, far left, and Etsuko Kudo, second left, supporters of the plaintiff hold a cloth sign that reads "All not guilty, Unfair judgment," outside of the Tokyo High Court in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The court on Wednesday found three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company not guilty of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and subsequent deaths of more than 40 elderly residents during their forced evacuation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan court again acquits ex-execs over Fukushima disaster