Let's Think About ASBESTOS!
English site:Updated on August 17, 2005
-Japanese site: Click here!-
What is the Asbestos problem for us?
During the past decades, Japan has been a
leading consumer country of Asbestos, but
very few people have known the fact.
The misconception planted in the society
has concealed the magnitude of this issue,
while numerous hidden victims have been produced.
Considering such a situation in Japan, this
site was opened on 23 Feb. 1997 in Japanese.
(The English site was uploaded in Aug. 2004.)
93 workers and 3 residents: the issue of asbestos victims and Kubota Corp.
On June 30, 2005, Osaka-based major machinery maker, Kubota Corp. said 93 workers (included frequent visitors) had/have asbestos-related diseases (1978-2004), 73 died and 18 are now under treatment, and the company had decided to release informations on asbestos on the view of responsibility as a company which had been producing asbestos-products.
The company also decided to pay consolation money to three mesothelioma patients who lived close to the company's facility (200,000 yen per each patient) and it is considering paying money to bereaved families of two other patients.
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