U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement extremely regrettable, Japan says

Japan's Health, Labour and Welfare Minister Kato attends a news conference at PM Abe's official residence in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is extremely regrettable, Japan’s top government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said on Thursday.

“The climate change issue isn’t something of a single country, it should be addressed by the entire international community,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato told reporters.

“From that point of view, it’s extremely regrettable that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement now,” he said.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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