Japan's Office for the Promotion of Special Zones for Structural Reform has recommended that companies seeking to lease public lands for the purpose of energy production from natural sources of energy, such as wind, be allowed to lease larger tracts of land. Until now, the maximum amount of public land that could be leased was five hectares. The agriculture and forestry ministry was expected to apply the new policy nationwide starting last month, expanding the availability of land for wind farms.
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