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Suga's green energy plan needs to woo older rural men to succeed

Dictum that 'all politics is local' is nowhere more true than in Japan

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Wind turbines in Akita Prefecture: residents claim wind blades are annoying. (Photo by Mamoru Tsuge)

Yuriy Humber is president of Yuri Group and founder of the Japan NRG platform, which publishes weekly reports about the state of energy and electricity in Japan.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared on the world stage that Japan is committed to a green energy future. For this to become a reality, however, Japan's older, rural gentlemen will need to have something at stake. And, it cannot just be the idea of saving the planet.

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