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Kishida to unveil measures to protect Amazon rainforest during Brazil visit

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How about protecting your own peple from becoming impoverished first?

Probably be with more lip service or throwing more cash at the problem just like the LDP does with every issue it faces.

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@Spitfire

Your anger is a bit out of target.... What the Japanese government should do is to take more from the rich and wealthy (individuals and companies) they should be taxed more and that money distributed more evenly to the coutnrymen as well as efforts to better the environemnt worldwide.

Providing aid for the rainforest protection is a good thing and in the long term (very long) the protected Brazilian forest will benefit the Japanese people too.

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Good for Kishida. Someone needs to step up and ensure the unique and precious Amazon ecosystem - the "lungs of the earth" - is protected at all costs, for the sake of humanity.

Kishida is making Japan's presence felt on the world stage, which is a good thing.

0 ( +15 / -15 )

So many problems here that are unsolved.

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Loss of forests is everyone's problem.

So many problems here that are unsolved

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Kishida is one of the best prime ministers of Japan. He inspired the U.S. Congress to provide aid for Ukraine and is now helping to save rainforests in Brazil.

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Plants take in carbon dioxide in the process of photosynthesis. Protecting rainforests and pursuing the goal of carbon neutrality are mutually exclusive. You can’t have them both.

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I really hope the president and representatives from Brazil unveil measures on how Japan can stop turning their cities into parking lots, or some other "get your nose outta our business" thing.

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Given the importance of the Amazon rain forest to the World in general and the region especially. Japan is doing well to offer assistance. If the rainforest is cut down, the local rainfall will decrease, as much of it is recycled from the vegetation by the heat, so potentially the land could move toward desert.

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You have money problem ? Come to Japan. Japan is the world's ATM.

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

This guy has no power, especially when you are Mr Irrelevant

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I really hope the president and representatives from Brazil unveil measures on how Japan can stop turning their cities into parking lots, or some other "get your nose outta our business" thing.

Don't understand that... mainly becasue most japanese cities are not turning to parking lots... do you know how difficult is to find a parking space in a big city?? and in the smaller cities finding a parking space is not much a problem.. so that parking lot thing is kind of dumb... Now, if you wanted to say, something about making more "breadable cities" or "walkable cities" then sure that may be a point.. but then in my experience (and I have travel a lot) Japanese cities are relatevely more walkable (not to the level of some European cities thouhg) and greener, compared to many cities specially to South American cities.

As for the "get your nose outta our business", also don't get it.. Saving the rainforest is an effort that not only one country can do, if it could be done, Brazil would have done so long time ago, there are social and commercial problems that need the help of third parties to be solved... This shoudl be common sence.

Also, reason of the deforestation has its roots in world demand and japanese demand. Even japanese companies have been invlolved in that... so you see is it also a "Japanse business" to be solved.

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The private jet for yet another pointless jaunt will have exactly how much of a carbon footprint?

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Kishida should understand that a country which cannot defend its own currency is not respected by other countries, especially developing ones.

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Lapdog

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Present Kishida LDP government scatters taxpayers money like water to overseas, but they dislike to spend taxes for domestic citizen.

Poverty expanding into Japanese society, number of private food aid places for poors is now beyond number of all public schools, wages for social welfare workers are reduced, medical services for social vulnerable are restricted.

Noto peninsula's reconstruction is still in stagnation despite about 4 months after quake hit, even enough drinking water isn't yet supplied to damaged area, cruel cabinet ministry demands to sufferers even buy it themselves.

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Not his fault. Maybe they only forgot to instruct him which country he is elected prime minister of. lol

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@Daniel Neagiri, no in the long term, in the very short term. If the Brazilians improve their agricultural technologies and stop deforesting, it will have an immediate impact in the world and Japan is part of the world regardless of whatever any people think. Another issue are the cattle farm that have a double impact deforesting and disposing their waste in the Amazon river, this is causing that the river has a lot of extra nutrients that ends feeding the seaweed sea and is a huge problem not just for the turism in all the Caribbean, but an excess of seaweed retains more heat and kill a lot of undersea flora affecting the climate change and all the ecosystem, and this again affect all the world including Japan.

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How about definition of green washing ?

Aka get a nice word about something closer to the intent than anything else while you let concrete grow everywhere in your own country and improve hardly anything about green performance of cities.

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Kishida to unveil measures to protect Amazon rainforest

I wasn't aware Prime Minister Kishida was Brazilian! But honestly it's sad that Japan's Prime Minister isn't keenly focused on the MANY serious issues facing the citizenry here at home. I mean, make your own bed first before jumping onto another?

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Your anger is a bit out of target.... What the Japanese government should do is to take more from the rich and wealthy (individuals and companies) they should be taxed more and that money distributed more evenly to the coutnrymen as well as efforts to better the environemnt worldwide.

You don't go rob a bank demanding your share, why would you want to steal people's work?

People clearly have absolutely no idea what it takes to create a whole new business from scratch.

The nerve these people have....

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And yet all over japan household wastes including various plastic are constantly being burned in incineration towers

And then there's the mass production of combustion engines by Japan

How about the dumping of radioactive waste into the ocean ?

When it comes to protecting the environment Kishida isn't concerned about it obviously

Kishida cares more about talking than actually doing

He cannot walk the talk

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The machinery used to decimate the rainforest is Japanese made ?

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So many problems here that are unsolved

However dithering and empty promises and false pledges are perfected

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Good for Kishida. Someone needs to step up and ensure the unique and precious Amazon ecosystem - the "lungs of the earth" - is protected at all costs, for the sake of humanity.

Kishida is making Japan's presence felt on the world stage, which is a good thing.

Many people and countries have made tremendous efforts to protect the rainforest however Kishida and the LDP haven't actually done diddly squat

The world isn't impressed with Japan's environmental stewardship

That's painfully obvious

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Save Ukraine!

Save the rainforests!

I like it!

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As for the "get your nose outta our business", also don't get it.. Saving the rainforest is an effort that not only one country can do, if it could be done, Brazil would have done so long time ago, there are social and commercial problems that need the help of third parties to be solved... This shoudl be common sence.

So I guess you have no problems with sovereign countries telling other countries how they should be running their country?

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