Japan will launch its first general round of offshore wind auctions to set feed-in-premium tariffs imminently. And with one precedent financing blueprint - the Akita project - proving there is ample domestic liquidity in this nascent sector, can international bank appetite stretch to backing the pipeline of projects about to hit the market?
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