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

by Keiji Hirano

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 ...