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FILE - In this March 28, 2014, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Japan's Central League professional baseball opening game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dome 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/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April, 29, 2015, file photo, a former comfort woman Kil Un-ock, who was forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during World War II, attends a rally against a visit by Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe to the United States, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. ‘Comfort women” were present wherever the Japanese Imperial Army invaded and occupied in Asia from the early 1930s through the end of World War II. That aspect of wartime history was kept quiet until the early 1990s, when a South Korean woman came forward, joined by some others, seeking Japanese help and accountability. The letters at a card read " Oppose the alliance between U.S. and Japan." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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In this photo provided by Joseph Roginski, taken May 13, 2011, Joseph Roginski, right, holds a package in a storeroom of the Misawa City Hall in Japan, where donations of clothing and supplies were being kept for earthquake relief efforts. He says that while the cost of living is higher in Japan, access to health care is not. (Joseph Roginski via AP)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, visits the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at the Honolulu Memorial, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Honolulu. At right is James Horton, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and at left is Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada. (Bruce Asato/The Star-Advertiser via AP)

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In this Sept. 12, 1951 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, left, shakes hands with Adm. Arthur Radford, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, at Radford's headquarters overlooking Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Yoshida made the stop in Hawaii as he was traveling back to Japan from the San Francisco conference that restored Japan's sovereignty. Yoshida is best remembered for signing the San Francisco peace treaty with the U.S. and others in 1951, allowing Japan back into international society after its war defeat. His Pearl Harbor visit, which he made on his way home from San Francisco, was largely eclipsed by the historic treaty. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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FILE - This March 4, 2016 photo shows a skier at the Rusutsu resort in Hokkaido, Japan. Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, is home to a number of ski resorts known for deep snow. Tourism to Japan is booming and Hokkaido has turned up on several lists of top destinations for 2017. (Dan Sherman via AP, File)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to business leaders as he attends a Japanese-Russian business dialogue meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development of four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. (Ma Ping/Pool Photo via AP)

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after signing a joint statement at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. After their bilateral meeting, both countries signed a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that will allow Japan to export nuclear plant technology to India. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

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IOC President Thomas Bach, right, accompanied by IOC Vice President John Coates, second right, and Japan's Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa, left, attend their meeting in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (Japan Pool Photo via AP)

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Iori Hanabusa, left, and Yukkiy Koba of Tokyo, Japan pose in front of a billboard of the cover of The Who's album "The Kids Are Alright" on day 1 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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U.S. — Japan Alliance Adjustment Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Japan's Pearl Harbor attack and Nazi Germany's declaration of war against the United States in World War II by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender to China by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on disputed territorial claims between the ROC and Japan over the Daioyutai islands by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the horrific events forcing Japan to surrender in World War II by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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In this June 7, 2015 photo, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-60 flies during a Japan-U.S. joint disaster prevention drill in Kochi, western Japan. A U.S. Army helicopter of the same type crashed off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa on Wednesday, Aug. 12, injuring several people aboard the aircraft, officials said. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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This aerial photo shows reactors of No. 1, right, and No. 2, left, at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart marks Japan's return to nuclear energy four-and-half-years after the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan following an earthquake and tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)

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Ryo Ishikawa, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Yukio Okamoto (left), Outside Board Member of Mitsubishi Materials and former Special Advisor to Japan's Prime Minister, and Hikaru Kimura, Senior Executive Officer Mitsubishi Materials, offer an apology as they hold hands with 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war James Murphy at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Associated Press)