Japan’s carbon dioxide emissions hit a record 1.24 billion tons in fiscal 2000, up 4.3 million tons from a year earlier, the Environment Ministry said Thursday.

Per capita release of carbon dioxide logged a record 9.75 tons in fiscal 2000, up 10.5 percent from fiscal 1990, the ministry said.

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