On March 15, the Japanese Cabinet approved revisions to the Law on the Promotion of Global Warming to consider nitrogen trifluoride as a greenhouse gas, to call for the identification of greenhouse gas reduction targets, and to identify best practices for businesses. The changes come just before the expiration of Japan’s Kyoto Protocol commitment on March 31. Japan decided not to join a second commitment to the protocol because other countries, such as China and India, were not participating.