China and Russia are arguably standing up for themselves after rich countries most to blame for the climate crisis (including Japan) are failing to deploy measures to cut emissions fast enough.
Japan just had its worst ever heatwave.
US State Dept, mentions climate action and Japan’s push for a new type of capitalism (which CarrZee has been pushing for …for years):
07/29/2022 03:13 PM EDT
Office of the Spokesperson
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Japan on the occasion of the inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee.
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo co-hosted Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs HAYASHI Yoshimasa and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry HAGIUDA Koichi for the inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC) on July 29, 2022.
The Ministers affirmed their shared resolve to present a positive economic vision that highlights the benefits of a rules-based international economic order and emphasized the need to make our economies more competitive and resilient.
The Ministers considered the complex global economic context that has produced increased levels of risk and uncertainty for all. They noted recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic remains incomplete, and the pandemic has contributed to various economic challenges including supply chain disruptions, increasing commodity prices, and greater inequalities, many of which have disproportionately impacted historically underserved communities.
See also these interesting US allegations against a Russian national: