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Climate Change

Japan creates $19bn green fund to push hydrogen planes and carbon recycling

Suga pledges to make safety and efficacy of vaccine supplies top priority

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan Dec. 4.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Friday a 2 trillion yen ($19.2 billion) fund to assist ambitious green projects over the next decade as part of additional stimulus measures in response to COVID-19.

Suga revealed the economic package during a news conference at the end of the Diet session.

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