Apr 30, 2013

Fukuoka next on Minamata exhibition tour

A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization will hold an exhibition in the city of Fukuoka in May focusing on Minamata disease. The event from May 15 to 17 will display samples of mercury-contaminated sludge from Minamata Bay in Kagoshima Prefecture and examples of the victims’ damaged ...

Apr 22, 2013

Wider Minamata relief needed

The Supreme Court upholds the recognition of a Minamata disease victim who showed only a single symptom of the disease before she died 36 years ago at 77.

Minamata exhibition honors doctor

Apr 4, 2013

Minamata exhibition honors doctor


Masazumi Harada was not only a doctor but also a humble individual, who offered sacrificial support to sufferers of Minamata mercury-poisoning disease and learned from them. An exhibition at Kumamoto Gakuen University’s Open Research Center for Minamata Studies in Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture, shows his ...