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The United States has been blamed for its poor environmental practices, and for not participating in the Kyoto Protocol. While some of this blame is certainly deserved, Japan should also focus on what it has been doing.

The U.S. is a huge country and its public transportation system is not well developed and not very efficient, so Americans have to rely on automobiles and airlines. As a result, the U.S. consumes a great amount of fossil fuels.

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