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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, Uno Shoma of Japan skates his free program to take the silver at the Rostelekom Cup ISU Grand Prix of figure skating event in Moscow, Russia. With the Winter Olympics just a year away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will open in Sapporo on Sunday, Feb. 19 and run through Feb. 26, with more than 2,000 athletes from 31 countries competing in five sports, 11 disciplines and 64 events. Japan is targeting medals in events including ski jumping, speed skating and figure skating, although Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu is sitting out the Games. In his place, Japan national champion Uno is among the favorites. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

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President Donald Trump talks to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. en route to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, waves to the crowd after his playoff victory against Webb Simpson during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, celebrates his playoff win against Webb Simpson on the 17th hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits his tee shot at the second hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, reacts after missing a birdie putt on the fourth green during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits from the sixth tee during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits from the 18th fairway during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits from the 12th tee during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits his approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits his approach shot on the first hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, Team Japan pitcher Shohei Otani, right, chats with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan prior to an international exhibition series baseball game against Mexico at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. All-Star pitcher Otani will headline Japan's bid for a third title at the World Baseball Classic. The 22-year-old Otani was among 27 players named to Japan's squad on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Japan's designated hitter Shohei Otani reacts after hitting a solo home run off Netherlands' starter Jair Jurrjens in the fifth inning of their international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. All-Star pitcher Otani will headline Japan's bid for a third title at the World Baseball Classic. The 22-year-old Otani was among 27 players named to Japan's squad on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama sits with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, right, and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing "Monpe," or work pants for women, prepare for rice planting, in Shimonoseki, western Japan. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (Kyodo News via AP, FIle)

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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy greets attendants as she offers flowers to the atomic bomb victims during a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy speaks before a sake barrel breaking ceremony commemorating the opening of the exhibition, "Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan," at the Asia Society, in New York. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after exchanging the documents to extend the agreement on cooperation in research and development in science and technology between the two countries in Tokyo. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, center, tries a local specialty, sweet rice cakes she made with students at a high school in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (Kyodo News via AP, File)