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|“Minamata’s Pledge” was made by the Minamata-Juku Committee of the Moyai Sectional Meeting for the 50th Anniversary of the Official Discovery of Minamata Disease.|
|Minamata’s Pledge is translated in 34 languages below.|
|Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Tagalog|
|Malayan, Indonesian, Javanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Mongolian, Arabic, Macedonian|
|Portuguese, Russian, Bengali, Burmese(Myanmar),Evenki|
|Slovene, Dutch, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Khmer, Nepali, Romanian|
|Madagascar, polski, Shqipe|
| We are aiming to collect translations
in 100 languages.
|We are collecting volunteer translations!
Would you translate Minamata’s Pledge into the language of your country? We need translations of "Minamata's Pledge" in various languages to let the people of the world know about it. If there is anyone who can translate it into a language that is not shown below, we would like your help with a volunteer translation. Please convey in your language the lessons of Minamata for future generations of the world.
1. Minamata values life. 2. When we notice changes in our surroundings, we will not ignore the problems, but value the voices of those involved and investigate thoroughly. 3. The purpose of industrial activity is not merely to seek profit, but to support a truly abundant life. 4. The duty of the local government is to work with citizens to create happy lives. 5. Moving beyond an age of mere material abundance, we will create spiritually abundant and satisfied lives that eschew wastefulness. 6. By learning from our mistakes, they will not have been made in vain. We will frankly recognize errors we have committed and act to correct them. 7. While reflecting on the past and envisioning the future, we will give ear to the opinions of the minority and work to build our own community through our own efforts. 8. To teach the lessons of Minamata disease is to teach the importance of life. 50th Anniversary of the Official Recognition of Minamata Disease Commemoration Project Minamata Juku Committee October 21, 2006 Minamata