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Opinion

Toyota, Panasonic look to charge up Japan

Abe should follow suit in new energy technology instead of sticking with nuclear

| Japan
Toyota -- the company needs better batteries.   © Reuters

As Shinzo Abe looks to recharge Japan's economic batteries, Toyota Motor and Panasonic are showing him how.

The two Japan Inc. icons set up a joint venture to develop electric vehicle power sources -- a wise move targeting a 21st century energy technology that is full of potential.

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