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G8 SUMMIT 2008

Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Lack of concrete promises disappoints NGOs
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Various nongovernmental organizations expressed deep disappointment Wednesday over the G8 summit, which ended without any concrete goals or commitments and left much unfinished business for next year's meeting in Italy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Nuke plant makers cast eye abroad
The voice of Atsutoshi Nishida, president of Toshiba Corp., rose an octave as he talked about the electronic giant's quest to build atomic power plants.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
U.S., Britain to seek U.N. action targeting Mugabe, Brown says
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Britain and the United States are pushing for further sanctions against the regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
G8 handcuffed by economy
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — With global inflation and an economic slowdown looming over their heads, the Group of Eight industrialized nations ended their three-day summit Wednesday by exposing their inability to take effective action against soaring oil and food prices and the weak dollar.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
G8 trying to have it both ways on nukes
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — On July 1, 1968, world leaders signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, in which nonnuclear weapons states agreed to never produce or acquire such arms while countries possessing them agreed to eventually scrap their arsenals.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Debate on expansion drags on
Leaders of the Group of Eight nations have for now agreed to disagree on expanding their exclusive club to include emerging economies, but the debate is expected to continue next year and beyond. The proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy appears to have made Japan uneasy as host of this year's...
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Fukuda seeks Hu's help on abduction row
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda asked Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday to urge North Korea to resolve the abduction dispute, a senior Japanese official said.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Home front baggage cramps leaders
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — The Group of Eight leaders headed for home Wednesday evening after wrapping up their three-day annual summit.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
G8 couldn't push emitters to set targets
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — The three-day Group of Eight summit in Toyako, Hokkaido, concluded Wednesday as the major industrialized powers and key emerging economies agreed to jointly fight global warming but failed to set any quantitative goals to substantiate their pledge.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Summit outcome belies high expectations
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — The drive for economic prosperity by the major nations still outweighs the urgent need to save an ailing planet.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 10, 2008
Media flummoxed: Did summit succeed, fail, what?
The masterfully crafted jargon and haziness in a statement issued Wednesday by the Group of Eight leaders and their counterparts from eight other major greenhouse gas emitters left even newspapers bamboozled on what actually took place in Toyako, Hokkaido.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Japan sees quiet jets, frigid cars, water-saving toilets in near future
RUSUTSU, Hokkaido — Japan's advanced technology may come in handy in the face of the world's growing environmental challenges and the Group of Eight's slow progress on diplomacy.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Developing nations skewer G8 proposal
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Five of the top developing nations on Tuesday denounced the Group of Eight's qualified proposal to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, saying the industrialized powers should slash their own emissions by up to 95 percent below 1990 levels.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
At People's Summit, NGOs plug the voices of 'ordinary' people
SAPPORO — Domestic and international nongovernmental organizations ended their three-day People's Summit on Tuesday vowing to keep pushing "rich" Group of Eight leaders to heed the voices of ordinary citizens.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Fukuda, Medvedev favor isle row solution
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed Tuesday they should resolve the territorial row over the four Russia-held islands off Hokkaido, saying the dispute hinders bilateral ties.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Failures, remaining debts both surged in first half
Both the number of corporate failures and their debt jumped in the first half of 2008, marking the first time in six years they increased together on a first-half basis, a private credit research agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Toyako businesses seek long-term benefit
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Takuji Okamoto, 69, has run a tiny noodle shop with his wife, Chieko, for 23 years at the Lake Toya hot springs resort area.
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Actor's new role: to remind G8 of their pledges
SAPPORO — The Group of Eight leaders need to "act now" and place eradicating poverty at the top of their agenda because 30,000 children are dying every day in the developing world, British actor Bill Nighy said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
G8 offers halving of emissions by 2050
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — The Group of Eight powers agreed Tuesday to "seek to share" with both developing and developed states the goal of at least halving global emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, showing only scant progress from last year's summit in fighting global warming.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G8 SUMMIT 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Summit aiming to offset all its CO2 emissions
TOYAKO, Hokkaido — Debate on global warming can heat up sometimes, but the Group of Eight summit shouldn't be contributing to climate change.

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