Can Japan Become a Net-Zero Emitter by 2050?

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    Oct.29 — Hiromichi Mizuno, a special adviser to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and a former chief investment officer of the Government Pension Investment Fund, discusses Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s policies. Suga pledged to turn his country into a net-zero greenhouse gas emitter by 2050. Mizuno is also a leader of the B Team, which is a global nonprofit initiative co-founded by Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz that brings together a group of global leaders from business, civil society and government to catalyze a better way of doing business, that prioritizes the wellbeing of people and the planet. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

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    Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

    Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

    Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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