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Once at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear.

Japan is the world’s fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide but has watered down emissions targets due to the shutdown of its nuclear plants in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, with utilities burning a record amount of coal for power generation.

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