Tag - mercury-poisoning



Japan Times
Aug 2, 2017
Minamata survivor to attend conference on treaty to prevent mercury pollution
A survivor of Minamata mercury poisoning disease will visit Switzerland next month to attend the first conference of signatory states to an international treaty to prevent mercury pollution, one of the organizers of her trip said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 15, 2017
Niigata Minamata disease victims shed light on stigma in new book
The perils of mercury-poisoning are laid bare by victims of the Niigata Minamata disease who recount lingering social stigma and the importance of protecting the environment in a new book by a Tokyo publisher.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 14, 2016
City of Niigata appeals ruling that recognized seven people with late-onset Minamata disease
The Niigata Municipal Government is appealing a court ruling that recognized late-onset Minamata disease, which is caused by mercury poisoning from industrial pollution.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 31, 2016
In landmark ruling, court orders city of Niigata to recognize seven as Minamata disease victims
A district court has ordered the Niigata Municipal Government to officially recognize seven people as sufferers of the Minamata mercury-poisoning disease.
Mar 22, 2016
The Minamata Convention
Having experienced the dreadful results of mercury poisoning, Japan has a responsibility to help other countries in their efforts to prevent such pollution.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2014
Lecture series keeps Minamata in spotlight
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.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2014
Man who documented Minamata outbreak wins Domon Ken Award
In one picture, taken in August 1960, a 26-year-old woman stands alone on train station platform. She is leaving her son, born with Minamata disease, following divorce to start her life again.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2013
Supreme Court recognizes woman as Minamata victim
The Supreme Court upholds a high court ruling that posthumously recognizes a woman as a victim of Minamata disease.


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