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More than 50 percent of Japanese are in favor of introducing a daylight savings time program to conserve energy and make more effective use of daylight time, according to a government survey released Thursday.

According to the survey, 50.9 percent approve of daylight savings time, down from 54 percent in 1998, while 28.8 percent are against the idea, up from 25.2 percent.

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