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Japan minister seeks review of coal-fired plant in Vietnam

Environment chief Koizumi questions government support for Vung Ang plant

Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi delivers a speech at COP25 in Madrid last December.   © Kyodo

Tokyo -- In the face of international pressure regarding the building of coal-fired power plants, Japan's environment minister on Friday called on the government to reconsider plans to finance such a plant in Vietnam.

Shinjiro Koizumi first tried to lay out a plan to review Japan's coal-fired power exports in December, in Madrid at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25. But his effort was in vain.

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