The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both had front page stories today on the success of the Japan's public campaign to get consumers to conserve electricity. Do you think Americans would ever be willing to conserve electricity or gasoline in this same way?
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A man walks past electronic monitors displaying the current electricity usage status in Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s supply area, at a passageway of the Tokyo railway station where lights have been dimmed to conserve electricity July 20. Japan asked all users served by western Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co to cut peak summer power use by at least 10 percent, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama said on Wednesday, as concerns grow that tight power supplies will hurt manufacturers.