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Japanese baseball fans write their "Hang in There, Japan" messages on a large banner before the start of a season opener between the Hanshin Tigers and the Hiroshima Carp at Nishinomiya, western Japan, on Tuesday April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Japanese baseball fans write their "Hang in There, Japan" messages on a large banner before the start of a season opener between the Hanshin Tigers and the Hiroshima Carp at Nishinomiya, western Japan, on Tuesday April 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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