In the press review of this Monday, December 14, we will discuss: the bold measures for the climate, the two cities excluded from the “Go To Travel” campaign, and finally the Chinese invitation.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called on the world to take action “Bold measures” in the fight against climate change, touting Japanese guidelines to reduce carbon emissions and waste, while making significant investments in green technologies. “We have the responsibility to pass on a beautiful Earth to the next generation”, Suga said at an international conference on environmental issues in Tokyo. Climate change is a “Growing threat” for the world in need “That all countries take bold action”.
Tokyo and Nagoya excluded
The Japanese government is preparing to withdraw Tokyo and Nagoya from its subsidy program to stimulate domestic tourism due to peaks in coronavirus contamination in the two cities. The final decision on their withdrawal from the “Go To Travel” campaign is expected to be made later, at a government meeting. The number of people with severe symptoms of covid-19 hit a record 583 patients this weekend, while the seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo was 503, surpassing 500 for the first time since. the start of the pandemic.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, when they met in Japan last month, asked his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, to visit China next year. Beijing is apparently trying to improve relations with Tokyo as strained relations between the United States and China are expected to continue, despite the election of Joe Biden. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government is considering this request despite Wang’s recent statement regarding the sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands.