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If Japan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 as targeted by the government, it would have to build one nuclear power plant every year, International Energy Agency Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka said Friday.

Japan would also have to raise the average capacity utilization of its nuclear plants to 90 percent from the present level of around 70 percent to achieve the goal, the official of the Paris-based organization of 28 oil-consuming nations told a news conference in Tokyo.

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