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The chief of the U.N. Environment Program urged Japan to keep playing a leadership role in the fight against global warming, although it faces a challenge caused by Fukushima nuclear disaster, which left most of its atomic plants offline.

“The world has in a sense believed in Japan as a leader and a pioneer. That is a brand many would like Japan to retain,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in an interview.

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