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The transport ministry is considering measures that would make it easier to install electric vehicle charging facilities alongside public roads as Japan aims to promote the use of eco-friendly vehicles in order to reduce emissions.

The ministry plans to install more charging facilities in short lanes alongside public roads and examine the impact on traffic, informed sources said. After safety issues and any other potential problems are cleared, the ministry will look to ease the standards for approval and create manuals for setting up charging stations, according to the sources.

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