Four will immediately be prepared for wind and geological surveys.
The Japanese government has identified 11 new areas for offshore wind development. Four areas lie offshore Akita prefecture: Noshiro (Mitane and Oga), Yurihonjo (north and south), Happou and Noshiro, and Katagami.
There are also three areas offshore Aomori prefecture: Nihon sea (north), Nihon sea (south), and Mutsu bay.
Two areas are offshore Nagasaki prefecture: Goto, which is suited for floating wind, and Saikai (Ejima). The remaining areas are offshore Tokyo prefecture (Choshi) and Niigata prefecture (Murakami & Tainai).
Four of the areas will immediately undergo preparations for wind and geological surveys, local media reported.
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