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Climate Change

Japan looks to end support for overseas coal power projects

Country will align with US and Europe on moving away from carbon

A coal-fired power plant in Indonesia that is being expanded by a group of companies including Mitsui & Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is considering ending support for the exportation of coal-fired power plants to follow the lead of the U.S. and Europe on decarbonization, Nikkei has learned.

This marks a change in strategy for Tokyo, which had positioned power plants as the pillar of its effort to boost infrastructure exports.

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