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Japan aims to increase its reliance on renewable energy on its way to achieving net-zero emissions, but the role of nuclear power appears to be elusive — even in the government’s energy plan approved by the Cabinet about a week ahead of Sunday’s general election.

The plan outlines ways to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and cut greenhouse gas emissions 46% in fiscal 2030 from fiscal 2013 levels, an ambitious leap from the previous reduction target of 26%.

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