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Photo Journal: Shining symbol

A large billboard for Nikka Whisky, a symbol of the Susukino entertainment district in Sapporo's Chuo Ward, is lit up on Sept. 19, 2018, for the first time since a powerful earthquake that hit the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido on Sept. 6 caused a blackout and raised the need for energy-saving efforts. The government stopped requesting companies and households to cut power usage by 10 percent after the No. 1 generator at the Tomato-Atsuma Thermal Power Plant resumed operations on Sept. 19. (Japanese original by Tomoe Sanpei, Oshu Local Bureau, photo by Taichi Kaizuka, Hokkaido Photo Group)

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