06/26/2008 - Japan has yet to persuade the United States to agree to a global goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050 at a G8 leaders' summit, a Japanese government source said on Thursday.
Summit host Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda faces the prospect of a diplomatic failure at next month's talks if Washington refuses to agree to a 2050 emissions target.
A weak summit showing could erode Fukuda's support rates, which have shown a slight bounce after dropping below 20 percent on doubts about his leadership in the face of a feisty opposition that controls parliament's upper house and can stall legislation.
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