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Japan opens up its US$67b retail electricity market

More than 750 applicants have signed up to provide electricity and compete with 10 regional monopolies


SPEND a few minutes to fill in a single-page form from a government website. Mail it in. That's all you need to register as a power producer in Japan as the country opens its US$67 billion retail electricity market.

More than 750 applicants, from rice farmers to billionaire