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Japan Wants People to Use Less Energy to Prevent Blackouts

  • Government asks citizens, companies to reduce energy demand
  • Ministers held talks to discuss action to avoid blackouts

Japan is stepping up appeals to citizens and companies to conserve electricity with the nation facing a summer energy supply squeeze and escalating fuel import costs amid the yen’s plunge. 

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government convened the first national meeting in five years dedicated to discussing the power outlook as it prepares for tight supply through the coming months and during winter, according to the trade ministry.