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Japan to halt state support for overseas coal-fired power plants

Heavy criticism pushes Tokyo to promote greener options in emerging countries

The Japanese government is curtailing financial support for the construction of coal-fired power plants overseas.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's government will cease much of its financing and other support measures for constructing coal-fired power plants overseas, responding to mounting global criticism of its backing for the carbon-intensive energy source as part of the country's push to build foreign infrastructure projects, Nikkei has learned.

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