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COP26

Japan pledges extra $10bn of overseas climate financing

In international debut at COP26, Kishida stresses green assistance for Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the United Nations' COP26 climate conference in Scotland on Nov. 2.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will commit an additional $10 billion over the next five years to overseas climate financing, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced in a speech Tuesday at the COP26 conference in Scotland.

Making his first trip abroad since becoming Japan's leader in October -- and fresh off his party's election victory on Sunday -- Kishida vowed to play a leading role in Asia's fight against global warming.

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