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Japan's top coal power company scraps plan for new plant

J-Power cites costs and global pushback for decision on Yamaguchi project

J-Power's Matsushima power station in Nagasaki Prefecture: The company said it will use existing capacity rather than build a new coal-fired plant in Japan. (Photo courtesy of J-Power)

TOKYO -- Japan's top coal power producer J-Power canceled the construction of a power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the company said Friday, as it works to curb its dependence on the fossil fuel amid growing regulatory pressures.

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