• Kyodo


The government said Friday it wants households and companies in Hokkaido to cut electricity usage by more than 6 percent from the fiscal 2010 level to ride out another winter without nuclear power.

It is the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis started that all reactors nationwide will be idle as winter sets in, but other parts of the country are expected to secure enough power to meet demand without setting such numerical targets.

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