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 ...

International treaty on curbing mercury pollution enters into force

National Aug 16, 2017

International treaty on curbing mercury pollution enters into force

An international treaty to protect human health and the environment from mercury pollution entered into force Wednesday, paving the way for regulation of the manufacture, trading, use and disposal of the chemical. The Minamata Convention on Mercury, taking its name from the city in Kumamoto ...