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Japan Urges Population to Restrain Power Use This Winter

  • Government implemented measures Tuesday, trade minister says
  • Campaign follows similar conservation effort during the summer
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Japan is asking households and businesses to conserve electricity as much as possible during the winter as the country tries to ease the pressure on a stretched grid. 

The government decided on winter power supply measures, Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Tuesday at a press conference. Local broadcaster NHK earlier reported on the government’s plan. The program will run between December and March, and will encourage people to save electricity by turning off unnecessary lights and wearing more layers of clothing to stay warm indoors.