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The government plans to extend up to ¥36,000 worth of “eco-points” to buyers of large TVs capable of receiving terrestrial digital broadcasts under a subsidy program aimed at promoting environmentally friendly household appliances.

The eco-point system, due to start Friday, will assign points to electric appliances in accordance with their size or capacity. Under the program, one point is equivalent to ¥1 and accumulated points can be used to purchase other products.

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