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Energy-saving ‘setsuden’ campaign sweeps Japan after Fukushima via The Guardian

Neon lights are switched off, trains are running slower and billboards flash energy savings as Japan looks to alternative sources of energy beyond nuclear power

After decades of not bothering to switch off the lights in unoccupied rooms in their Tokyo home, Masayoshi Sakurai and his children now meticulously make sure they do.

“My wife used to badger us to switch off the lights because she was worried about high electricity bills. Now all of us have begun savingenergy, by reducing the use of air-conditioners, turning off the computer and so on,” explained the corporate employee.

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