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Electricity crisis worsens in Japan, government advises to wear a “turtleneck”



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Japan urged to wear turtlenecks in winter
Japan has long had an annual “Cool Biz” campaign.
Japan aims to become carbon neutral by 2050

Tokyo, The governor of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has urged people to wear turtlenecks this winter to stay warm and reduce their energy consumption. Governor Yuriko Koike said wearing turtleneck sweaters can help lower energy bills. During her statement, Yuriko Koike told reporters that heating the neck has a thermal effect. I myself wear a turtleneck and wearing a scarf also keeps me warm. This will save electricity. He said it is simultaneously one of the tools to get through the harsh winter energy climate. Let us tell you that turtlenecks are such garments in which the collar completely covers the neck.

Energy saving campaign in Japan
Japan has long had an annual “Cool Biz” campaign, encouraging a casual dress code in offices to save energy during the country’s sweltering summer heat. As part of that mission, the winter edition is appropriately labeled as “Hot Biz.” Japan, which aims to become carbon neutral by 2050, has come under pressure on its energy supply like many countries since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in August called for saving electricity while reviving the country’s nuclear industry to cope with rising costs of imported power. However, the decision to revive the nuclear power industry is likely to be controversial after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, which was triggered by a huge tsunami. Due to which many reactors have been suspended due to safety fears. Eleven years later, 10 of Japan’s 33 nuclear reactors are back in operation. However, not all are operational year-round, and the country is heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels.

Keywords: Japan, nuclear power