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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on September 24th, 2009
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

“The Japan Times Online”

__________ Wednesday, September 23, 2009 ________________

FROM TODAY’S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hatoyama takes lead on CO 2 cuts
In his first speech on the world stage, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama pledges that Japan will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
[MORE] ->
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20…

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hatoyama proposes creating an ‘Asian EU’
The new prime minister, meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, proposes the formation of an East Asian community along the lines of the European Union.
[MORE] ->
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20…

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Okada, Clinton reaffirm alliance
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20…

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mitsubishi announces new U.S. plant
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20…

[BUSINESS NEWS]
‘Alien’ prime minister, new-look Cabinet bring change to old politics
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nb20…

OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Rethinking missile defense
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/ed20…

[OPINION]
Stabilizing Africa’s Horn
CHARLES TANNOCK
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/eo20…

[OPINION]
Time to boost Japan-EU ties
GLYN FORD
 search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/eo20…

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But another e-mail says:

Dear Readers,

It is my pleasure to inform you that Mr.Akihiro Sawa (Executive Senior Fellow of
the 21st Century Public Policy Institue, a Japanese Think Tank) has released an
English version of the discussion paper entitled
“The Fragility of Hatoyama’s 25% Reduction Initiative”
(Original Japanese version released on September 14, 2009)

Sub-headings go as follows:
– Two illusory premises
– The consequences of heightening expectations among developing countries
– No legally binding commitments for the United States
– Understanding the US diplomatic strategy on climate change
– The United States: silence after Hatoyama speech
– 2010 Davos Meeting: chance for new proposals

You can also download the report at
 www.21ppi.org/english/proposals.h…

Best regards,

Mr. Masahito TERAMOTO
Senior Fellow
The 21st Century Public Policy Institute
Tokyo, Japan
 teramoto at keidanren.or.jp style=”text-align: center”>

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