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Japan acting on sustainable development goals

Public, private-sector players responding to UN agenda on green growth

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" performer Pikotaro announce the Foreign Ministry's campaign to promote the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals.

TOKYO -- Japan's government and business community are displaying growing enthusiasm for taking actions in line with the U.N. agenda for green growth.

The world body's sustainable development goals, designed to promote prosperity while protecting the planet, are providing an incentive for both public- and private-sector players in Japan to launch new initiatives to support more eco-friendly economic development.

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