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About once a month, the same group of two dozen government officials, company executives and professors file into a bland white and beige conference room at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to plot Japan’s long-term energy future.

Each has a printed agenda, a tablet computer and carton of green tea laid out neatly before them, and politely flips over a rectangular name card to request a turn to speak.

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