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NEW YORK (Kyodo) If Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama makes good on his promise to cut Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and send a strong message to a U.N. climate change summit this week, Tokyo has a chance of playing a leading role as a catalyst for change, according to an official of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

“Japan, I think, has a unique opportunity to actually be the agent to move the rest of the world,” Kim Carstensen, the director of the WWF’s Global Climate Initiative, said during a recent interview.

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