More than 190 countries on Nov. 26 started a new round of talks under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar, to discuss global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions believed to cause global warming.

Japan should reconsider its decision to oppose extension of the Kyoto Protocol beyond its expiration at the end of 2012. If it sticks with that decision, it will be difficult for it to play a constructive role in worldwide efforts to fight global warming.

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