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Minister vows to keep Japan’s 25% carbon cut pledge despite disaster via the Japan Times

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WASHINGTON — Environment Minister Satsuki Eda vowed Wednesday to maintain Japan’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, despite the uncertainty hanging over the future of nuclear power amid the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant.

The pledge, made in 2009 by then Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, has been increasingly called into question because it was based on the premise of building more reactors and increasing the utilization rate of existing ones, neither of which now seems very likely.

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