HUZHOU, China (Kyodo) The tourism ministers of Japan, China and South Korea jointly proposed Monday that environment-friendly tourism be promoted to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Japanese officials said.

Seiji Maehara and his Chinese and South Korean counterparts urged tourism authorities in the three nations to compile an action plan to promote tourism aimed at addressing global warming, the officials said.

Under the proposal, the tourism authorities are asked to map out measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in all tourism-related activities, including transportation, accommodations and shopping, they said.

Maehara, China’s Shao Qiwei and South Korea’s Yu In Chon visited the Chinese resort city of Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, as part of tourism-related gatherings from Saturday to Monday.

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