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Japan reform minister Kono vows to ease rules to spur renewables

Government to mull revising regulations curbing wind and solar power development

Taro Kono, Japan's cabinet minister in charge of administrative and regulatory reform, is vowing to spearhead the easing of regulations for developing renewable energy. (Source photos by Akira Kodaka and Kosuke Imamura) 

TOKYO -- Taro Kono, Japan's minister for administrative reform and regulatory reform, said that he will ease regulations to increase locations where wind and solar power can be developed to encourage private investment and achieve the government's goal of enhancing renewable energy.

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