Photo Report

Minamata Disease Victims Memorial Service in Minamata, Kumamoto

May 1, 2018

Minister Nakagawa attended and gave prayers at the memorial ceremony for Minamata disease victims. Minamata disease is a neurological disorder caused by the release of methylmercury in the industrial wastewater from the Chisso Corporation's chemical factory, which continued from 1932 to 1968.

Minister Nakagawa Offering Prayers for the Victims
With Bereaved Families and Storytellers of the Minamata Disease Municipal Museum