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31 March 2014

Court rules in favor of three Minamata sufferers [Japan]

Author: Kyodo, Japan Times

The Kumamoto District Court… ordered the state, the Kumamoto Prefectural Government and Chisso Corp. to pay damages to three of eight unrecognized Minamata disease sufferers …[The] court ordered the payment of ¥106 million in damages, including a...

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1 August 2013

Case profile: Chisso Corporation lawsuit (re Minamata disease)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Chisso Corporation for alleged corporate negligence because the wastewater from the factory contained mercury. Mercury poisoning of people from the bay occurred through the...

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8 June 2011

Minamata resolution still elusive [Japan]

Author: Japan Times

The new redress steps for uncertified Minamata disease patients are not likely to lead to a complete settlement of decades-old disputes involving the mercury poisoning disease, panelists at a recent Tokyo symposium indicated. More than 40,000 people...

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12 January 2011

Chisso Sets Up Unit for Minamata Disease Relief [Japan]

Author: Jiji Press

Japanese chemical maker Chisso...set up a unit as part of a plan to make payments to victims of Minamata disease, a form of poisoning caused by its mercury waste. The wholly owned unit, JNC Corp., will take over Chisso's business operations by the end...

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13 November 2010

Chisso submits spinoff plan to secure Minamata compensation [Japan]

Author: Japan Today

Chisso Corp, the chemical maker responsible for the mercury-poisoning Minamata disease, submitted a business reform plan to the government Friday, featuring a scheme to spin off all its business operations to secure compensation costs for patients....

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6 May 2010

Chisso Corporation lawsuit (re Minamata disease)

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16 April 2010

Relief for unrecognized Minamata victims OK'd

Author: Yomiuri Shimbun

The Cabinet on Friday approved a measure to relieve unrecognized patients claiming to suffer from Minamata mercury poisoning that may cover more than 30,000 people who had been regarded as ineligible for financial assistance. The measure includes a...

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30 March 2010

Minamata disease victims approve settlement [Japan]

Author: Japan Times

Unrecognized victims of Minamata mercury poisoning disease agreed Monday with the central government, Kumamoto Prefecture and chemical maker Chisso Corp. to settle a damages suit…that includes lump-sum payments of ¥2.1 million per person….

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11 October 2001

Poisoning victims of Japan's mercury bay may be double previous estimates

Author: Hans Greimel, Associated Press

Poisoning from Japan's infamous mercury bay may plague tens of thousands more people than previously acknowledged, according to fresh research slated for release next week. The findings could increase pressure on the Japanese government to boost...

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Lawsuit
11 June 2001

Chisso Corporation lawsuit (re Minamata disease)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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