June 14, 2009

Title: "Verifying the bar graphs of METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)/Japan assuming that Japan be the world-wide most excellent country in international comparison of “CO2 Emissions / GDP using Exchange Rates” and of “Total Primary Energy Supply / GDP using Exchange Rates” as indicators for the low-carbon society"

Reporter: Mochizuki Koji

Published: June 10, 2009

Service of Offering Research-Report (Cat. Global Warming)



The international comparison of above mentioned two indicators have been used by the Japanese Government as data giving the key recognition of fact for building the Japanese post-Kyoto policy for global warming in order to introduce discussions in- and outside Japan. The purpose of this report is to verify correctness of the two bar graphs made and propagated by METI.



From the report cited as data source in the bar graphs of METI the tables were identified which were the direct sources of data for the bar graphs. The data in this very table gave proof that METI’s both bar graphs be wrong. In “Detail” of this report you could easily follow the steps of the verification process from finding the data source tables to identifying METI’s data failure or faking.


Material No. M-1143en

Total 5 pages


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Dear Mr/Ms .... ,

On June 12, 2009, the preparatory meeting in Bonn for COP15 in
December 2009 in Copenhagen was over, where the post Kyoto
Protocol should be agreed and adopted.

On June 10, 2009, Japan has announced a target of cutting
greenhouse gas emissions by 15% from 2005 levels over the next
11 years. The target equates to a cut of about 8% from 1990
levels, the commonly used baseline. By comparison, the EU
plans a 20% reduction over the same period.

From this background, it seems to be important to understand
the way of thinking of the Japanese Government. The core
should lie in the belief that Japanese industry is already
the most energy efficient in the world and that further curbs
could disastrously undermine its competitiveness.

In the attachment to this email, you find the report written
by me which shows how the Japanese Government tries to
"demonstrate" the best energy efficiency of the Japanese
industry by bar graphs: "CO2 / GDP" and "Total Primary Energy
Supply / GDP". Remarkable is the fact pointed out by this
report that the "demonstration" operates with data faking!

Even more remarkable is that the Japanese Government seems to
make use of such faked data in order to manipulate the
international negotiations toward COP15. For instance, in the
Asahi Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper, of May 19, 2009,
there is an article interviewing the Minister of Climate and
Energy of Denmark, Ms Connie Hedegaard in Tokyo, who says:
"Actual achievement of having the industry with worldwide
highest energy-efficiency
may not used as an excuse for
stepping away from the challenge of the climate change."

The attached report should help you look through such unfair
practice of the Japanese Government!