The Japanese Health Ministry has deemed a man’s diagnosis of leukaemia qualifies for compensation after working at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Plant, but claims the cancer was acquired in a “private capacity”.

The excessive amount of free time spent away from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Plant has left reasonable doubt that the cancer may not have been caused by high levels of radiation exposure.

“He was officially being exposed to radiation but there is too much uncertainty regarding extra-curricular cancerous activities in his private life,” a government spokesman said.

PM Abe has sent the man a masakaki tree publicly acknowledging his privately induced cancer.