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Japan bids for top climate finance job, citing $1.5bn contribution

As the biggest donor to the Green Climate Fund, Japan said it had a ‘responsibility’ to ensure it is run well — Japan is making a play for one of the most politically critical jobs in international climate finance. The executive director vacancy at the Green Climate Fund has been openly advertised, with a 12 …

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Japan killed 50 whales in Antarctic protected area, data shows

The disclosure of the cull, conducted under a legal loophole, comes as Japan seeks to further weaken a global ban on commercial hunts — Japanese whalers have killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year, WWF has revealed. The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling …

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Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing — (TOKYO, Japan) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday, July 13, with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides, as the government pledged more aid. The toll from the …

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