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The government is considering revisions to the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions so that the United States can ratify it, the top government spokesman said Monday.
At a news conference Monday morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda emphasized that Tokyo will step up efforts to urge Washington to ratify the pact. "We'll urge various countries and organizations (to persuade the U.S. to ratify the protocol)," he said.
When asked if Japan will propose revisions to the pact, Fukuda said, "I would like the media to assume various possibilities," strongly suggesting that Tokyo is preparing to modify the pact to be acceptable to the United …