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Kei Nishikori of Japan, right, shakes hands with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, at the end of the Barcelona open tennis tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Japan's government said that the number of scrambles by the country's warplanes due to Russian incursions has surged to levels nearly matching the Cold War era. (Associated Press)

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Well-wishers wave Japanese flags to greet Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during New Year's public appearance of the imperial couple at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jan. 2. (Associated Press)

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan will soon have an R2-D2-themed 787 Dreamliner in its fleet. (Image: All Nippon Airways)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida before their working lunch at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Yuya Shino, Pool)

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On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on the orders of Emperor Hirohito, whose April 29 birthday is a national holiday in Japan. (Associated Press)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to spend eight days in the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Chef Katsuya Fukushima at Daikaya cooks the bones for five hours, a shio method he studied in Japan.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves as she leaves for Cambodia after her three-day visit to Japan at Itami Airport in Osaka, western Japan Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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A 26-year-old American woman has been jailed on drug smuggling charges in Japan after her mother mailed her a three-month refill of her Adderall prescription, her family says. (Wikipedia)

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In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a joint meeting of the Japan-Egypt business committee in Cairo, Egypt. Behind the sympathy Japanese are voicing over their two countrymen purportedly slain by the Islamic State group is a widespread view that they were "troublemakers." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Miss Universe contestants Keiko Tsuji, of Japan, foreground, and Valentina Ferrer, of Argentina, participate in a Zumba class for the contestants, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held Jan. 25, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces descend Mount Ontake after they called off a search operation due to noxious fume in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

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Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after a shot against Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in five sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Lucy Coffey and Queta Marquez, Bexar County veterans service officer, go through pictures taken while Coffey was in Japan, July 21, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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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