Japan faces a summer of power shortages

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In spring last year, eastern Japan suffered rolling blackouts and received government orders to save power for the first time in 32 years. This may occur again, in different areas of the country, said a government panel on May 12. Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is most at risk if the nuclear plants remain shut down, and the summer temperatures rise. Compared to Tokyo’s 20 percent of electricity generated through nuclear power, Osaka relies on 40 percent.

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