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In this July 23, 2017 photo, Japan's new National Stadium, foreground, is seen under construction in Tokyo. Japan has begun its three-year countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with relays, concerts and dancing meant to help drum up public enthusiasm for the event. The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 games in Tokyo. After a rocky start, organizers are gearing up to get the public more involved. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

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In this July 23, 2017 photo, Japan's new National Stadium is seen under construction in Tokyo. Japan has begun its three-year countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with relays, concerts and dancing meant to help drum up public enthusiasm for the event. The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 games in Tokyo. After a rocky start, organizers are gearing up to get the public more involved. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)

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Houses and a road are seen submerged in muddy water after a huge landslide caused by heavy rain hit the Ono district in Hita, Oita prefecture, southwestern Japan Thursday, July 6, 2017. Troops worked Thursday to rescue hundreds of people stranded by flooding in southern Japan. (Nozomu Endo/Kyodo News via AP)

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A man walks past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's ballistic missile which landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone (EEZ) in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile Tuesday that appeared to have flown for a longer time than previous such missiles, landing in waters near North Korea's bitter rival, Japan, according to U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo released by Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the damaged Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal is seen in the waters off Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. Seven U.S. sailors were killed when a Navy destroyer collided with the container ship in waters off Japan on June 17. The nighttime collision damaged the USS Fitzgerald severely.(Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via AP, File)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo released by Japan's Defense Ministry, an injured USS Fitzgerald personnel is carried by U.S. military personnel, left, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force members upon arriving to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula. Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after the collision off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP)

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, U.S. military personnel prepare to transfer an injured person on board the USS Fitzgerald, off Izu Peninsula, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship. The Japan coast guard said it received an emergency call from a Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal early Saturday that it collided with the Fitzgerald southwest of Yokusuka, Japan. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP, File)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, shakes hands with his caddie after his fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, acknowledges the crowd on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, chips to the 18th green during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, walks to the 16th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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In this photo provided by Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the USS Fitzgerald is seen off Izu Penninsula in, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after the U.S. destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. (Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via AP)

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In this photo provided by Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the USS Fitzgerald is seen off Izu Peninsula in, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after the U.S. destroyer collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. (Japan's 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters via AP)

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U.S. military personnel prepare to transfer an injured on board USS Fitzgerald, off Izu Peninsula, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Japan coast guard said it received an emergency call from a Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal early Saturday that it had collided with the Fitzgerald southwest of Yokusuka, Japan. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP)

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In this photo released by Japan's Defense Ministry, an injured USS Fitzgerald personnel is carried by U.S. military personnel, left, and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force members upon arriving to the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula Saturday, June 17, 2017. Seven Navy sailors were missing and at least two, including the captain, were injured after the collision off the coast of Japan before dawn Saturday, the U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard reported. (Japan's Defense Ministry via AP)

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CORRECTS DATE - The USS Fitzgerald is seen off Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, after the Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Japan Coast Guard said it received an emergency call from a Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal early Saturday that it had collided with the USS Fitzgerald southwest of Yokusuka, Japan. (Iori Sagisawa/Kyodo News via AP)

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The damage of Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal is seen off Izu Oshima, Japan, after it collided with the USS Fitzgerald, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Japan coast guard said it received an emergency call from a Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal early Saturday that it had collided with the USS Fitzgerald. (Iori Sagisawa/Kyodo News via AP)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, walks up the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits a drive on the 14th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, walks to the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)