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Published: 01 August 2019 01 August 2019
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in Japan have identified areas where offshore wind development could take place.
 
Following a period of consultation and data gathering with prefectures earlier this year, METI/MLIT announced 11 areas they believe are promising offshore wind areas that will now progress to the preparatory stages for designation as areas of future promotion. The areas in question are: offshore Aomori in the Japan Sea (North), Aomori prefecture; offshore Aomori in Japan Sea (South), Aomori prefecture; Mutsu Bay, Aomori prefecture; off the town of Happou and city of Noshiro, Akita prefecture; Noshiro, Mitane and Oga, Akita prefecture; Katagami, Akita prefecture; Yurihonzyo (North and South), Akita prefecture; Murakami and Tainai, Niigata prefecture; Choshi, Chiba prefecture; Ejima Island, Saikai, Nagasaki prefecture; and Goto, Nagasaki prefecture.
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