Government Likely to Extend 'Eco-Point' Program by 9 Months
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Gov't likely to extend 'eco-point' program by 9 months

Thursday 19th November, 03:09 AM JST

TOKYO —

The government is likely to extend the ‘‘eco-point’’ economic stimulus program by around nine months from its initially scheduled expiration on March 31, lawmakers said Wednesday. The program was launched in May to encourage purchases of certain energy-efficient air conditioners, refrigerators and television sets capable of receiving terrestrial digital broadcasting.

The program, under which consumers can exchange their accumulated points for products and services, has been credited with increasing sales, especially of flat-screen TVs. The panel, which is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Naoto Kan and consists of senior vice ministers and other lawmakers, is also considering expanding the scope of the program to include light-emitting diodes.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-likely-to-extend-eco-point-program-by-9-months
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The Japanese are alot greeener than America...geez
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