Philip Patrick Philip Patrick

Is climate change scepticism growing in Japan?

Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida at COP26 (Getty images)

Fumio Kishida, the newly-installed Japanese prime minister, could have been forgiven for giving COP26 a miss. The opening ceremony in Glasgow coincided with the general election he was fighting back home. But Kishida, having won the election, did make the trip, where he gave a speech broadly but not unreservedly supportive of international efforts to cut Co2 emissions.

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