Q4: What is the purpose of "Moyai-naoshi," or rejoining, that
is being promoted in Minamata City?
A4: To rejoin the minds of citizens damaged by the occurrence of Minamata
A long time has passed since new cases of Minamata disease ceased to occur,
and it has become possible for people who used to be at odds to communicate
with each other.
"Moyai" in the phrase "Moyai-naoshi" means working
together to achieve something, like fastening two boats together.
Minamata City currently aims to be a "model city for the environment"
and is actively taking environmental activities such as separate collection
of various kinds of wastes and acquisition of ISO14001 certification.