Japan Pledges Aid

Japan Pledges AidJapan Pledges Aid

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters, AFP reported. Pacific island leaders have long complained about rising sea levels eroding their coastlines and of the increasing severity and frequency of extreme climate phenomena. They have pushed developed nations to extend help to cope with damage brought by harsh climate patterns.