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Japan: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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Japan: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Head of Japan’s delegation to COP28: Mr. Shintaro Ito, Minister of Environment Ministry of Environment Address 5, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan. Tel: +81-(0)3-3581-3351.     Dear Mr. Shintaro Ito, Minister of the Environment My name is Kazuya Takeda. I am the Country Manager for Japan for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors leading...

Japan’s Emissions Reports are Strong, but Effort Should be Made to Make them More Timely
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Japan’s Emissions Reports are Strong, but Effort Should be Made to Make them More Timely

Rating B Japan reports an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions annually as a public document. The document is available on the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) webpage. Japan does its inventory reporting. The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) publishes, and the Ministry of the Environment reviews the report. Staff from the Greenhouse Gas...

Japan’s Efforts to Prevent and/or Adopt to Climate-Related Water Issues are B-Moderately Effective
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Japan’s Efforts to Prevent and/or Adopt to Climate-Related Water Issues are B-Moderately Effective

B-Moderately Effective According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT, 2022-a), Japan has a water supply coverage rate of over 98% and is one of the few countries (only 11 countries in the world, including Japan) where tap water is drinkable without modification due to its high water quality. Japan...

Japan’s National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Removals for the Fiscal Year 2021
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Japan’s National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Removals for the Fiscal Year 2021

COUNTRY PROGRESS in the First Half of 2023 C Rating On 23rd April 2023, The Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute for Environmental Studies released Japan’s National Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals (final figures) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 (April 2021 – March 2022). This means the following release timing is April 2024...

Current Areas Where Indigenous People in Japan Have Been Resettled Have Not Been Greatly Affected by Climate Change
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Current Areas Where Indigenous People in Japan Have Been Resettled Have Not Been Greatly Affected by Climate Change

The Ainu people are the only officially recognized indigenous people in Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2014). When we say that the Ainu are an indigenous people of Japan, we mean that Japan, as a modern nation, has exerted domination over the Ainu people and that the Japanese government bears responsibility for that domination (Kitahara...

Japanese Passenger Car Electrification Rate is the Highest in the World
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Japanese Passenger Car Electrification Rate is the Highest in the World

Japan is the world’s third largest automobile manufacturer and home to well-known car brands such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu, etc. which supply a material portion of the global market share. Not only a prominent exporter of vehicles, Japan also has a huge domestic market with approximately 61.87 million passenger cars on the road...

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