According to a Government report, Japan is far from achieving its target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But, there is nothing to be disappointed with. The AP reported that the country is striving hard to control the disaster to the extent that its greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last fiscal year. Down 0.8 percent from the previous year, Japan released about 1.329 billion tons of greenhouse gases in the year ending March 31, as the Environment Ministry reports. But to meet targets set in the Kyoto Protocol, Japan must speed up reductions. The Protocol went into effect in February this year. Tokyo is committed to cutting collective emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2012, under the U.N.-brokered agreement.