Japan Press Weekly
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2010 NOVEMBER 17 - NOVEMBER 23
eBilateral credit' scheme could disturb global effort to curb carbon emissions
At a time when negotiations for a new international agreement to tackle global warming faces rough going, the Japanese government is promoting an introduction of a "bilateral credit system," which is denounced by civic groups as creating a loophole in mechanism to enforce greenhouse gas emission cuts and obstructing international efforts.
Budget-screening fails to expose real waste
The Tokachi region of Hokkaido Prefecture is Japan's major dairy and farming area. Often described as being 1100 percent self-reliant, it has been the largest nation's food supplier. This "kingdom of food" is now threatened by the government's sudden declaration to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact.
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