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In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, Japanese government-funded laboratory Riken Center for Development Biology researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of a widely heralded stem-cell research paper, speaks about her research results on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. Scientists at the institute said Tuesday, April 1, that discrepancies in research published in January in scientific journal Nature stemmed from image manipulation and data fabrication. They said Obokata had manipulated or falsified images of DNA fragments used in the research. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key as he starts an official visit to New Zealand, at Government House, in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/SNPA, David Rowland) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Kevin Whitney is show in this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 handout photo provided by Whitney from Chickasha, Okla. The Oklahoma farmer's iPhone was lost in October, 2013 when it slipped out of his shirt pocket into a grain elevator and has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Kevin Whitney)

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A Chinese newspaper's graphic showing a mushroom cloud engulfing the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has drawn as strong rebuke from Japan's foreign minister. (Adam Cathcart via Twitter)

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FILE- In this June 8, 2013 file photo, Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the Barclays Center, in New York. McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts in Japan, including the one set for Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Nippon Budokan hall, where the Beatles performed during their first 1966 Japan tour. (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP, File)

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Referee Joel Aguilar from El Salvador shows a red card to Greece's Kostas Katsouranis, left, during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Referee Joel Aguilar from El Salvador shows a red card to Greece's Kostas Katsouranis, left, during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, chips to the green on the third hole during the round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Kevin Na, right, congratulates Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, after Matsuyama defeated Na in a playoff during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, holds the trophy after winning the Memorial golf tournament on the first playoff hole Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Takuma Sato (14), of Japan, leads the field into turn one on a restart during the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Takuma Sato (14), of Japan leads the field across the start line under yellow flag during the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/DaveFrechette)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, celebrates after winning the Memorial golf tournament in a playoff on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, celebrates after winning the Memorial golf tournament in a playoff on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)