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People are snatching up hybrid cars, solar panels and energy-efficient TVs, wooed by government incentives designed to battle a recession while conserving energy.

Tax breaks and rebates on low-emission cars have helped two hybrid vehicles, Toyota’s Prius and Honda Motor Co.’s Insight, become the best-selling models in Japan the last two months. Likewise, consumers are buying up environment-friendly electronics products to earn Eco-points that the government has promised can later be converted into products or other deals that have yet to be announced.

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