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Minamata is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is on the west coast of Kyūshū and faces Amakusa islands. Minamata was established as a village in 1889, re-designated as a town in 1912 and grew into a city in 1949.


"Minamata" is a book written by Eugene W. Smith and Aileen M. Smith.


"Minamata" a.k.a. "Minamata: The Victims and Their World" is a Japanese documentary made in 1971 by Noriaki Tsuchimoto. It is the first in a series of independent documentaries that Tsuchimoto made of the mercury poisoning incident in Minamata, Japan.

Phrases with Minamata

  1. minamata bay
  2. minamata disease

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Minamata

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Google previewIt'S Our Earth, Book 6 (Rev. Edn.) (2009)

The Minamata story Minamata is a place in the Kumamoto region of Japan. A company called Chisso ...

Google previewAfroAsian Encounters (2006)

Culture, History, Politics by Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen

Minamata is a three-part suite recorded in the year the band was just beginning to generate enthusiasm and interest among American ...

Google previewHaving Faith (2012)

An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber

Minamata is an ancient city along the Shiranui Sea in southern Japan. Since feudal times it has been a fishing community, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management (2009)

Minamata is a town on the west coast of Kyushu Island, Japan where methyl mercury contaminants of fish, the staple diet of the local population, caused severe disablement (numbness and seizures) and death. The source was a PVC plant ...

Google previewThe Poison Paradox : Chemicals as Friends and Foes (2005)

Chemicals as Friends and Foes by John Timbrell

Minamata disease Minamata is an industrial city on the Yatsushiro.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Environmentalism (2009)

by Peter Dauvergne

Minamata disease, named after Minamata Bay in Japan where it was first officially “discovered” in villagers in 1956, is a...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

A disease of the central nervous systemidentifiedin residents around the town of Minamata, Japan,inthe1950s.It tooka further 20 years to resolve the problem and satisfactorily to identify the cause of the disease as being the consumption of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

A fraction of this mercury was dischargedwithin waste water into Minamata Bay. This contamination occurred between 1932 and 1968, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Minamata disease, A DISEASE of the nervous system resulting from ingestion of aquatic ORGANISMS contaminated with a form of MERCURY used in industrial processes. Minamata disease received its name because it was first observed in ...

Google previewThe Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001 (2001)

by Ed 3rd, Europa

MINAMATA BAY in Japan had the misfortune to bring the health hazards of heavy metal poisoning to public attention. The danger of mercury poisoning was well-known during the 1 9th century as an occupational hazard in industries handling ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

Harada was a medical doctor and scholar from Japan who specialized in Minamata disease, a neurological condition caused by methylmercury that had been dumped into the sea as industrial wastewater from the 1940s to 1968 by the Chisso ...

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Minamata mercury poison disease poster.

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