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Renewables to form core of Japan's new long-term energy strategy

Nuclear plays undefined but reduced role through 2050

A wind farm in northern Japan. Storage batteries could help plug weather-related gaps in wind and solar power output.

TOKYO -- Japan would seek to make renewable sources central to its energy supply, and ensure a stable flow from weather-dependent solar and wind with advances in battery and hydrogen power technology, under a forthcoming strategy through 2050.

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