Minamata disease claims rejected by Fukuoka High Court

National / Crime & Legal Mar 13, 2020

Minamata disease claims rejected by Fukuoka High Court

Fukuoka High Court on Friday declined to recognize eight plaintiffs as sufferers of Minamata disease, rejecting their demand for a total of some ¥300 million in damages from the government and other defendants. In the lawsuit, the eight members of a Minamata disease-related mutual-aid group ...

Lecture series keeps Minamata in spotlight

National Jul 9, 2014

Lecture series keeps Minamata in spotlight

by Keiji Hirano

A Tokyo nonprofit organization is launching a major series of lectures on Minamata disease, following a first round in 2012, as part of continuing efforts to spread awareness of the tragedy. Minamata disease was identified in 1956 as a form of mercury poisoning stemming from ...

Court rules in favor of three Minamata sufferers

National Mar 31, 2014

Court rules in favor of three Minamata sufferers

The Kumamoto District Court on Monday ordered the state, the Kumamoto Prefectural Government and Chisso Corp. to pay damages to three of eight unrecognized Minamata disease sufferers who sued them. In ruling on the ¥212 million damages suit, the court ordered the payment of ¥106 ...