The woman, who was born in Minamata, Kumamoto
, and lived in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, before her death in March at 87, filed the suit to seek official recognition as a Minamata disease patient.
Precipitation has exceeded 200 millimeters so far in parts of the Kyushu and Shikoku regions, with a record rainfall for June of 66.0 mm per hour observed in Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
The municipal government of Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, where a deadly case of mercury poisoning occurred, is conducting a campaign to reuse shochu and other liquor bottles.
A group of researchers at a five-day international conference in Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, southwestern Japan, affirmed Wednesday that small amounts of mercury over the long term have an effect on unborn babies.
The documents are among materials held by a municipal museum on the disease in the southwestern Japan city of Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, the officials said.
Mizoguchi, who was a resident of Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, died in 1977 at the age of 77.
For fear of mudslides and flooding, evacuation advisories were issued at one point in Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, and some parts of Kagoshima Prefecture, affecting about 35,500 people.
in Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, which poisoned fish, and a similar disease was confirmed in Niigata Prefecture in 1965 that was found to be caused by wastewater from a plant of Showa Denko K.K.
The city of Minamata, Kumamoto
Prefecture, recommended some 30,000 residents evacuate the vicinity of the Minamata River, which is feared to overflow, and bullet-train services were halted on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line but later resumed.
Yoshiharu Tanoue, a Minamata disease victim who took a leadership role in seeking help and compensation for victims of the disease, died early Sunday of pneumonia in the city of Minamata, Kumamoto
A symposium on Minamata disease started Monday morning before the Sixth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant opens later in the afternoon in Minamata, Kumamoto
A symposium on Minamata disease began Monday morning ahead of the start of the Sixth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant later in the afternoon in Minamata, Kumamoto