Rowing the Eternal Sea: The Story of a Minamata Fisherman

Rowing the Eternal Sea: The Story of a Minamata Fisherman

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In this compelling oral history, Ogata Masato, fisherman and Minamata disease sufferer, tells of the devastation of methyl mercury poisoning. Spanning fifty years, his story describes the impact of industrial pollution on his own life, on his extended family, and on the fishing culture of the Shiranui Sea. A one-time leader of Minamata disease patients seeking certification and compensation, Masato breaks away to follow his personal path to redemption. Masato's story,… (more)


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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2001)

Collection: Asian Voices

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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