Minamata Disease Archives

National Institute for Minamata Disease

Ministry of the Environment, Japan



Minamata Disease Archives was established in 2001 as an institution attached to the National Institute for Minamata Disease, Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The functions of the institution are:
  1. To collect, organize, store information relating to Minamata disease and conduct research activities on Minamata disease;
  2. To disseminate information on Minamata disease to researchers and citizens through exhibition and information network;
  3. To provide opportunities to enhance academic exchange on Minamata disease and Mercury.
It aims to contribute to enhance further understanding of Minamata disease, to transmit the lessons learned from the experiences of Minamata disease, and to advance research activities on Minamata disease and mercury in general.

Minamata Disease Archives

Exhibition on Minamata Disease and Mercury Research

A participant attending in NIMD Forum exchanges courtesies with a fetal Minamata Disease patient of Hot-House (a facility for supporting fetal-type Minamata Disease patients)

55-10 Myojin-cho, Minamata City, Kumamoto, 867-0055, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)966-69-2400 Fax: +81-(0)966-62-8010


Facilities
▪Minamata Disease Archives is a three-story SRC building with basement.
  Building area 767.88m2, total floor space 1808.94m2
▪1F Aerial view space,Small exhibition room, Search and audio-visual corner, Office
▪2F Exhibition room, Hall
▪3F Document Room 1 , Document room 2, Study Room, Information Material Organizing Room
▪Roof Observation corner
The building incorporates a number of environmental measures designed to address concerns over environment such as a photovoltaic power system and a gray water supply system using rainwater.

Exhibition
A Introduction
B Investigation of the cause of Minamata disease
C Research on mercury
D Mercury pollution in the world
Initiatives by NIMD
E Frequently asked questions
F Message from Minamata