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Japan minister: Renewable energy to be 'major power source'

Kajiyama vows to increase offshore wind and fund battery development

Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama speaks to Nikkei on Oct. 13 in Tokyo. He vowed to make renewable energy a major part of the energy mix. (Photo by Junichi Sugihara)

TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kajiyama, Japan's economy minister, said he wants to make renewable energy a "major power source" for the country and give it "a higher share" of electricity generated, in an interview with Nikkei Asia on Tuesday.

Kajiyama said he will "raise the share [of renewable energy] without setting an upper limit."

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