Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says the government will clarify its greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 by next Thursday, when a climate change summit organized by the United States begins.
Speaking to reporters in Washington on Friday, Suga said he is responsible for tackling climate change issues as his government is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Referring to the Lower House election to be held by autumn, Suga said the first priority is taking every possible measure against the coronavirus.
He added he will then contemplate the timing of the election because there are time constraints. The current term of Lower House members expires in October.
Suga said he was able to talk with US President Joe Biden without a feeling of tension during their summit as they have a lot in common as self-made politicians. He added he felt he will be able to get along with the president.